Skip to main content

Idleness is a Virtue

Help the folks, who need your help the most at this hour!

Donate to Goonj to help our daily wage earners and labourers.



boats on a river

click to embiggen


“I have often wondered whether especially those days when we are forced to remain idle are not precisely the days spent in the most profound activity. Whether our actions themselves, even if they do not take place until later, are nothing more than the last reverberations of a vast movement that occurs within us during idle days. In any case, it is very important to be idle with confidence, with devotion, possibly even with joy. The days when even our hands do not stir are so exceptionally quiet that it is hardly possible to raise them without hearing a whole lot.”

Rainer Maria Rilke

Pair with, The Art and Science of Doing Nothing.


P.S. Subscribe to my mailing list!
Forward these to your friends and get them to subscribe!
P.P.S. Feed my insatiable reading habit.