It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
Henry David Thoreau
See Also Quotes about Children
You should feel beautiful and you should feel safe.
What you surround yourself with should bring you
peace of mind and peace of spirit.
Cultivate peace of mind which does not separate
one’s self from one’s surroundings.
When that is done successfully,
then everything else follows naturally.
Robert M. Prisig
Heaven is to be at peace with things. George Santayana
If a person’s basic state of mind is serene and calm, then it is possible for this inner peace to overwhelm a painful physical experience.
The Dalai Lama
Maybe this is *much ado about nothing* but, wikipedia.org states that nothing is associated with nothingness. In nontechnical uses, nothing denotes things lacking importance, interest, value, relevance, or significance. Nothingness is the state of being nothing, the state of nonexistence of anything, or the property of having nothing.
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, but read on for enlightening quotes from famous people on doing—absolutely nothing.
Ah! To do Nothing and Do it Well!
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. George Bernard Shaw
Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. Aristotle
Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace. Milan Kundera
Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing. Lao Tzu
Get above ground level with your thoughts and discover infinite creativity. Think left, right and every which way. Think out of the box. Think low, think high—way up to the stars. It’s all there for you in possibilities.
Dance above the surface of the world. Let your thoughts lift you into creativity that is not hampered by opinion. Red Haircrow
Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every conceived notion, follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing. Thomas Huxley
When we engage in what we are naturally suited to do, our work takes on the quality of play and it is play that stimulates creativity. Linda Naiman
From 30,000 feet, creating looks like art. From ground level, it’s a to-do list. Ben Arment
It’s so easy – this quest – this search for the meaning of life. It’s not a search at all – at least not a physical searching. It’s an allowing – giving ourselves permission to be happy regardless of what may lay in front of us or behind us. Choosing to be happy is the combination to the padlocked door separating us from all that we can be, do or have.