“Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work, your judgment will be surer.” Leonardo da Vinci
How perfect! This is a great reminder from one of the most masterful artists in the history of mankind- Leonardo Da Vinci. When I found this quote or shall I say, when this quote found me, I was feeling somewhat guilty because I was living like a couch potato. I was channel-surfing though I knew that I should have been working on a particular book project.
The thoughts bombarded me about getting started, but I simply pushed them away. I had an “I don’t care” attitude. Yes, I know that there’s a deadline. Deadlines have that name for a reason. They refuse to be ignored or overlooked.
I silently wondered, “Had I lost my muse? Wasn’t I concerned that dollars could be going down the proverbial drain?” And then, the master artist’s words appeared. The Buddha says, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”
I was looking up relaxation quotes to attempt to justify my lazy state. Then, Signore Da Vinci acted as a tender shepherd, quietly beaconing me towards his words. He let me know that I was merely taking a mini hiatus. I obviously needed some time to restore, renew and refocus. Then, I could return to the work at hand with a new energy and in his words, with a “surer judgment!” How comforting!
November 20, 2015