EXPLORING OUTERSPACE: GOING OUTSIDE & GETTING OFFLINE!!!

in writing •  28 days ago

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Earlier today I abandoned ship on Steemit, ditched my double laptops, and left them closed indoors in their malilluminated shady bedroom for the benefits of fresh air and sunshine. This is unusual for me. My default setting is go, go, go. Create, edit, write, blog, do something! Take more action. Render more video. Produce more stuff. More action is more better, is more money; right? Not necessarily. In one hour my favourite childhood television show is airing, a brand new comedy series; Red Dwarf 12. Back when I was in school we were forced to read a book every day in English class. I chose to read every single book from Rob Grant & Doug Naylor, creators of the comedy space series. In honour of their 12th TV series I will stop whatever-I-am-doing (writing this) and instead do something I'd never usually dare to do; watch TV.

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It was @iamjamie who inspired this alternative approach to action, with her comment on my post SAY SOMETHING OF VALUE, OR SAY NOTHING AT ALL, the comments department, went something like this...

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Is it possible that by doing less, we can become more? I have this law of attraction quote on my wall;

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this isn't actually my wall.

We are pushed to do more, be more, try more, more, more, more. What happens if we push the boat out a little, by doing less things? Could this actually to accomplish more things? What am I trying way toooo hard to accomplish anyway? What do I want? Do I know what I want? Instead of all this doing, what will occur if I stop doing? This sounds quite scary huh? Why are we so afraid to sit, alone, and do nothing?

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I boiled the kettle (something I never do) and made a cup of herbal tea, then created this little sun trap seating area in the doorway, and began reading.

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Amazingly the pages fell open on this quote, which explains what I am expressing here, so I'll let you read it, as if you're peering over my shoulder. It'll save me serious typing time, which gives me space to begin boiling the organic brown rice I'll have for dinner, while I watch Red Dwarf. Before serving, I'll mix marmite in with the rice, broccoli with beans and then slap some avocado on top!

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I think you get the point. In latest news, another lady-bug-bird-thingy landed on my arm for a split second, long enough to snap this photo, and then it flew away. There is never nothing going on.

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Oh and it's apple season in England. My summer watermelon withdrawal symptoms have passed and the new norm has become 10 blended apples for breakfast. Cost = nothing. Collected locally, these fallen fruits are my gluten free bread n butter. Therefore, I include this photo to show off a bit, by saying “look how many apples have!”

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Ok, the rice is boiling, the clock is counting down, and I must finish writing this post about doing nothing, as I have this urgent pending appointment with doing nothing, in front of the telly with my beloved Mother. We have not sat together like this and watched the gogglebox like this for well over 10 years. Probably the last time was when I was a teenager watching Red Dwarf series 1 through 6, so it feels all nostalgic; like a friday night after our weekly trip to Asda (that'll be Walmart, for the Americans in the room).

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There is nothing much more to say about the power of doing nothing, except that if you found this article entertaining then that's amazing to me, because it took less than one hour, compared to slaving away all day like an office desk job worker on YouTube or Dtube, frustrated by failures. I encourage you to try doing nothing in your own way; push the boat out, go wild, and do nothing. It might be the best thing you ever did. Ahhh... 5 minutes til Red Dwarfff...

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It's cold outside, there's no kind of atmosphere,
I'm all alone, more or less.
Let me fly, far away from here,
Fun, fun, fun, In the sun, sun, sun.

I want to lie, shipwrecked and comatose,
Drinking fresh, mango juice,
Goldfish shoals, nibbling at my toes,
Fun, fun, fun, In the sun, sun, sun,
Fun, fun, fun, In the sun, sun, sun.

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Step 1. Do what u LOVE. Do what EXCITES you.
Step 2. Share with Steemit to monetize Dream$.
Step 3. Remember BOREDOM is the Enemy...
(NOT some abstract "failure")

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The power of doing nothing! Loved reading this! I think there is a lot of value in clearing your mind of all the clutter and then refocusing on something you really want to do. Also really glad you got some good mum time in! Moments like that are priceless! Say hi to her from us all! Lots of love as always! Bye for now!

My heart is literally singing that theme tune brother. Smiling from ear to ear and warmth radiating from that thing in my chest. So much love to you and Mom, so much joy to hear you say these words. So much nothing to be.. just be. Wholeness is balance 💚💯

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....you hactually have fresh mango juice where u are. We're on fresh apple juice here! ;)

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Haha hactually we do and I shall have one in honor of the nothingness and the return to galactic exploration! Oh and btw I only just realized how much you look like Kryton, oh and how we used to be on those long ass euro train journeys LMAO!

Fun, fun, fun, In the sun, sun, sun.

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YELLOW ALERT! YELLOW ALERT! It's much more fun than a RED ALERT, because it means it's someone-else who is in trouble.

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Lol oh mannn and thank you so much for adding that avocado tip! 💚💯

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SweetPotato Mash +Avocado = WOWWW!!! (or brown rice;)

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Oh my masssh!! Yes if only he knew, I'm currently on a STEEM pumpkin n rice feast! Stay carbed brother :)

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I interested to read this posting, honestly, I rare to read his posts.... ha..ha.. for some reasons... nice :)