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The "Father of Mindfulness" on Rest

What I learned from the "Father of Mindfulness" about rest
The "Father of Mindfulness" on Rest

Welcome to Make Daily! This email contains an idea, reflection, and a simple action you can take on your work today.

Idea 💡

"It's very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems." Thich Nhat Hanh

Reflection 🤔

I tend the burn the candle at both ends, and there are many times where I've overdone it.

Even though I still have the will to grind through projects, they have stopped being fun or life-giving. I stopped having fresh ideas or breakthroughs because my brain is on fire from all the problem-solving.

When I hit these walls, it's important for me to restore a practice of rest.

Action ✅

I am working on building a short daily practice of rest. No phone, no email, no stimulus on my brain except a nice walk outside.

Build in a moment of rest for yourself today.

About the creator 👤

Thích Nhất Hạnh was a Vietnamese Thiền Buddhist monk, peace activist, prolific author, poet and teacher, who founded the Plum Village Tradition, historically recognized as the main inspiration for engaged Buddhism. Known as the "father of mindfulness", Nhất Hạnh was a major influence on Western practices of Buddhism.

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