shares Twitter0 Pinterest0 Facebook0Last Updated on March 12th, 2014 by Shailaja To be idle is an art To do nothing To sit still To savour the moment To lay claim to quietude The adult looks on it as wastage Of energy Of resources Of time Of money The child revels in it In its freedom In its uniqueness In its existence In its peace In idle chatter there is love In idle exchanges there is affection In idle relaxation there is a nullification Of the mind Of logic Of hurried reasoning Give in to the Idler She is beautiful She is non-judgemental She is important She is a necessary part of this play on Earth ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Written for ABC Wednesday curated by Denise Nesbitt Click the link above to read more entries in this linkup I is for Important and Idleness Copyright Notice: Picture used here is property of the blogger and must not be used elsewhere without permission of the writer ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Liked this post? Share your love using the colourful buttons below. Thank you! shares Twitter0 Pinterest0 Facebook0Comments commentsWant A List of 360 Blog Post Ideas in 18 Niches? Get it now!The Best Blogging and Social Media Tips in your inboxUnder GDPR, I consent to having my e-mail stored for your newsletter Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously Categories: Life LessonsParenting Kalpana Solsi · March 12, 2014 at 4:03 am Shailaja , I know of many idle people in the world doing just nothing. Reply Shailaja V · March 12, 2014 at 4:17 am Truly blessed souls, Kalpana 🙂 Reply Jagdeeshwari Hari · March 12, 2014 at 4:32 am Very good one akka…just love ur blogs Reply Rajlakshmi · March 12, 2014 at 4:39 am Indeed that's true… I was.never good at staying idle… Too hyperactive for my own good 🙂 beautiful write. I specially liked the parts where you have compared the difference with an adult and a kid's point of view Reply Manju Pillai · March 12, 2014 at 4:59 am Being idle…..its soooo much fun ! Reply Pixie · March 12, 2014 at 5:25 am Beautifully said. It's important to do nothing sometimes.. 🙂 Reply Shailaja V · March 12, 2014 at 6:42 am Thank you Jagadeeshwari 🙂 Reply Shailaja V · March 12, 2014 at 6:43 am Hope you've learned to slow down and breathe, Rajlakshmi 🙂 Happy that you liked it! Reply Shailaja V · March 12, 2014 at 6:43 am Ha ha .. yes, so agree! Reply Shailaja V · March 12, 2014 at 6:43 am Far more important than we give it credit 🙂 Thanks Pixie 🙂 Reply Vidya Sury · March 12, 2014 at 8:51 am A big hug to the Mother of the girl with the “thalaila thundu” Beautifully written. “What is this life if, full of care…we have no time to stand and stare?” Blessings to you, Shailaja! Reply tulika singh · March 12, 2014 at 8:59 am The exact same poem came to mind my too when I read your post Shailaja.. there is not time to stand and stare.. such pleasure in that. Reply Shailaja V · March 12, 2014 at 10:21 am Trust you to pick out the 'thalaila thundu' bit :D. Grateful for the blessings, Vidya! That W.H. Davies poem is a classic and one of my favourites! Reply Shailaja V · March 12, 2014 at 10:23 am True that, Tulika. So wound up are we, in schedules and appointments and homework…phew! Reply Reader Wil · March 12, 2014 at 11:27 am This is a very important message for those who like meditating. Thank you! Thanks for visiting my blog.Wil, ABCW Team Reply Shailaja V · March 12, 2014 at 11:41 am Indeed it is, Reader Wil! Thanks for dropping by 🙂 Reply myriadrainbowhues · March 12, 2014 at 12:59 pm Beautifully said, Shailaja. Reply Eli Z · March 12, 2014 at 1:10 pm You manage to line up a very peaceful and relaxed atmosphere in your poem:-) I could feel it. Really beautifully put:-) Should be idle more…:-) Thanks for sharing:-) Reply jaish_vats · March 12, 2014 at 3:41 pm Blessed are those who can live in the moment that too am idle one. Reply Shailaja V · March 12, 2014 at 4:07 pm Grateful for the love, Kajal 🙂 Reply Aparna · March 12, 2014 at 4:09 pm Lovely! And the pic goes with the words beautifully as well 🙂 Reply Shailaja V · March 12, 2014 at 4:11 pm Eli, that must be one of the best things I have read today! So happy that the words created the atmosphere I wanted! Love and hugs 🙂 Reply Shailaja V · March 12, 2014 at 4:15 pm Jaish, blessed in more ways than one 🙂 Thanks for the comment! Reply Shailaja V · March 12, 2014 at 4:16 pm Sooo happy to see you here! Missed your comments 🙂 Thanks Aparna 🙂 Reply Aditi · March 12, 2014 at 4:34 pm Lovely expression Shailaja n it's so true!! Reply Shailaja V · March 12, 2014 at 4:35 pm Very happy that you think so, Aditi 🙂 Reply Vidya Lohith · March 12, 2014 at 4:44 pm Totally in support of Idle Time. Its a much needed talent one should possess to stay idle 😉 And beautifully put into words. Reply Random Musings · March 12, 2014 at 5:05 pm Beautifully written…I revel in 'idleness' & wish more people did without judging those who enjoy their own company 🙂 Reply Shailaja V · March 12, 2014 at 5:16 pm Thank you, Vidya! We need to make time to be idle. Can you believe it has come to this? 🙂 Reply Shailaja V · March 12, 2014 at 5:19 pm Yes, I have never understood the angst people have against those who sit and 'do nothing'. It is the greatest feeling in the world 🙂 Reply Kathy Combs · March 12, 2014 at 11:15 pm I think as we grow older it is even more important to savor life's moments. I have found great peace in my time alone. I revel in it. It is when I am in the zone when I am my most creative. ♥ Reply Carver · March 13, 2014 at 2:05 am Well written. I relish time when I'm idle. Carver, ABCW-Team Reply Shilpa Garg · March 13, 2014 at 5:18 am Somebody said it so rightly, work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness. Oh yes, idleness is sacred and we must indulge in it from time to time! 🙂 Reply Roger Owen Green · March 13, 2014 at 8:03 am Yes, sage advice!ROG, ABCW Reply Shailaja V · March 13, 2014 at 8:45 am I treasure my alone time too, Kathy. Just wonder if I will have only that as the years pass… Reply Shailaja V · March 13, 2014 at 8:46 am Thank you, Carver 🙂 Reply Shailaja V · March 13, 2014 at 8:48 am Very true, Shilpa. We get so caught up in the trials of life, that we forget to sit and idle. Thank you 🙂 Reply Shailaja V · March 13, 2014 at 8:49 am Thanks Roger 🙂 Reply Anita · March 13, 2014 at 10:45 am They say- An idle mind is a devil's workshop!They should read your poem! Nice & valid thoughts here, Shailaja 🙂 Reply iamstri · March 13, 2014 at 12:20 pm Woooaahhh! I loved this! So nice and different 🙂 Reply nibhz · March 13, 2014 at 2:40 pm cheers to being idle! if only life gives us time to cherish the idle moments and the mind is mute to let us do so 😛 Reply Nabanita · March 13, 2014 at 4:08 pm God! I'm so idle these days …this is so for me 😀 Reply Leslie: · March 14, 2014 at 1:07 am Wonderful take on the word “idle.” I used to hate it, but now as I'm getting older, I see the IMPORTANCE of it. Leslieabcw team Reply Shailaja V · March 14, 2014 at 4:56 am More people should idle, Anita 🙂 Thanks for reading! Reply Shailaja V · March 14, 2014 at 4:56 am Happy to have pleased, Stri 🙂 Reply Shailaja V · March 14, 2014 at 4:57 am It will, Nibha. In time, you will have a lot of time on your hands. Let go and let the idleness take over 🙂 Reply Shailaja V · March 14, 2014 at 4:57 am Waiting to see you back on posting mode, Naba 🙂 Reply Shailaja V · March 14, 2014 at 4:58 am Thank you,dear Leslie 🙂 Reply Beloo Mehra · March 14, 2014 at 5:18 am Only in our truly idle moments we can appreciate the idyllic. Beautifully written poem, Shailja! Reply Sheethal Susan Jacob · March 14, 2014 at 12:04 pm At times I'm such a blessed soul… 😉 Reply Shailaja V · March 14, 2014 at 12:06 pm That's a beautiful line, Beloo! Thanks for the compliment! Reply Shailaja V · March 14, 2014 at 12:07 pm Why, at times? You are always blessed, my dear 🙂 Reply Chai a Cup of Life · March 14, 2014 at 6:10 pm Beautiful words and you have reminded me to spend some time a day to just sit! Reply Shailaja V · March 14, 2014 at 6:15 pm Yes, it is absolutely necessary to take time for yourself and do nothing 🙂 Very therapeutic! Reply Elsie Amata · March 14, 2014 at 6:15 pm Wow this was absolutely beautiful. One of the hardest things for me to do is sit and meditate but when I take the time, it works wonders. I can't wait to see what you have in store for us for the A-Z Challenge. It's going to be so much fun! Be well, ElsieAJ's wHooligan in the A-Z Challenge Reply Shailaja V · March 14, 2014 at 6:50 pm So glad you stopped by, Elsie! I am really looking forward to the A-Z Challenge too! Already scheduling my posts 😀 Reply Michelle Liew · March 15, 2014 at 10:37 am Now that is truth. To be idle really is an art….to be completely bereft of concerns, even though they are there! Reply Midnight scribbles · March 16, 2014 at 4:23 am Wow, reminded me of a poem called leisure that is one of my favourites. Simple yet powerful in words Reply Poonam Khanduja · March 16, 2014 at 5:42 am Very well penned, Shailaja.The essence of leisure put together excellently. 🙂 Reply Shailaja V · March 16, 2014 at 5:45 am Thank you, Poonam! Glad you could stop by 🙂 Reply Shailaja V · March 16, 2014 at 6:20 am It is very difficult but very do-able too, if we can put our minds to it 🙂 Reply Shailaja V · March 16, 2014 at 6:20 am Would love to read it. Can you post the link here? Reply Sreeja Praveen · March 17, 2014 at 7:19 am I wonder how a kid can sit still, when I see my little P running around. But at times she sits silent and has a dreamy look in her eyes. I wonder if she's enjoying being idle, at that moment 🙂 A beautiful poem, and a lovely snap 🙂 ,so many valid points to think about ! Reply Psych Babbler · March 17, 2014 at 9:54 am Love this one — more so because I find it difficult to remain idle. I think we have this belief as you rightly said that to be idle is to waste time/money/energy. I find that I have to keep busy or else I'm not being worthwhile. Plus, for most adults, being busy also means you can escape the problems in your head whereas being idle and mindful might actually involve being in touch with your emotions and your thoughts. Loved this! Reply Scattered Mama · March 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm So true! I love watching kids when they are idling away…and hate to disturb anyone in that state…I believe it is a high state of consciousness and brings out the best in one and it is absolutely essential to do it from time to time! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name * Email * Website What's on your mind? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.