Janet Pearlman

Living in the Stream of Yes

The Power of Rest


Licking Hole Creek 1, 16 x 20, Acrylic on Canvas, $395

Licking Hole Creek 1, 16 x 20, Acrylic on Canvas, $395

Dear Readers, do you get plenty of rest?

Do you get plenty of sleep? Do you shift your focus throughout your day, especially if you tend to “work hard”? For example, Michael Gelb in How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci points out how daVinci recommends juggling to fuel his genius. He got his  mind and body working in a different way. Juggling switches the focus, and we rest our attention. We return to our creative task with new vigor.

You know that saying “You will make yourself sick working that hard” ? Around when I was turning age 50, I kept up an intense pace both at work and in personal time. Oops it was two years I did not sleep 8 hours. Oops I attracted mononucleosis. Oops then it was about two years until I had a “normal” level of energy again. Experiencing a fatigue illness taught me much about the need for and value of rest.

I recommend the following forms of keeping balance:

  • Taking a day to have no schedule
  • Puttering
  • Spend time acting the role of couch potato
  • Take naps
  • Lay down and breathe.

I lay down during the day for a re-charge and put my hands on the sits bones. If I am in chair, I can sit on my hands for a few minutes. This activates “quietly regeneration,” knowledge within the study of Jin Shin Jyutsu. Experience this trick to see how well it works!

  • Exercising, working out
  • Taking a vacation day

It is so much fun to feel the clarity of being well-rested! The vitality, the playfulness, the freshness, the All-Is-Well feeling.

Yes! Re-creation– create yourself a new. The path of ease!

Yes! Rest!

Please talk to me about how you resonate with resting. What ways do you rest? Write to jpearl@streamofyes.com.  Balancing with rest is best :).





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