My readers know by now that one of my favourites sayings is the Zen one “Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes and the grass grows by itself.”
Now my favourite cartoon character reflects the same thought in different words!
Wisdom by Hindsight
17 thoughts on “The Grass Grows By Itself.”
So many things sort themselves out if we just allow time
Indeed they inevitably do. It is however difficult to resist the temptation to take the pair of scissors in our hands!
ahhh. priceless. also my favorite zen saying. and how can one not LOVE Calvin and Hobbes. I needed this particular one today!
Thank you. I am glad that you enjoyed it.
I’m letting time do with me what it will at the mo, tho surely it could hurry up and drop some inspiration on me.
It has been my experience that inspiration inevitably comes with meditation!
Of course grass will grow by itself. But only if either it was there in the first place or you have sown some seeds. Watering helps too.
Then, naturally, as grass grows it may have to be mown. So “doing nothing”, either way, isn’t really an option.
On the other hand, if you mean “que sera sera” which sounds like a Spanish cheese you are right: What will be will be. Or not.
I am willing to accept Que sera sera too. I am sure that Calvin will do too!
This is what I needed to read today, Rummuser! Thank you. Now I’m inspired to do nothing, which is doing something, really, isn’t it?
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One cannot not do anything. Even sitting quietly doing nothing, one is breathing, digesting food, aging and so on!
Calvin is right on target!
He very often is and inspires me no end!
Yes, it’s sometimes the wisest course to take no action and just wait for things to resolve. The tricky bit is deciding which course of action is needed in any given situation – to do nothing or do something. Doing nothing may just be lazy procrastination rather than strategic inaction.
I think that the Zen saying is more for reaction than for action. What brings about distress and sorrow to us usually is reaction to something or the other rather than any action that we take.
It’s all about patience and good timing. In my line of work, I have to do a lot of waiting and wait for the right time to “change the world” lol :). So, I get it.
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I could not agree more Max. It is also about how we react rather than how we act.
So true, Rummy, so true.
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