At the splendid Majaz Park in Sharjah, I jogged for a while and decided to relax by lying down on a concrete slab, face facing the sky.
In that quick moment, I was astonished by what I saw ‑ even without my specks. In the backdrop of the alluring blue sky, I saw a line of birds passing by in perfect V-formation. I also noticed a resplendent rainbow. A speeding jet added to the beauty.
I could not help recall Bruce Lee’s words to his student: “It is like a finger pointing a way to the moon. Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.”
It also makes me think. The rush hours and grinding routine are only making our life complicated. Chilling out is so easy - as easy as lying back and gazing at the sky or sitting down and watching the waves of the sea and yet we do not have time for that!
One should not confuse relaxation with laziness.
Relaxation rejuvenates; laziness constrains.
Talk of laziness and I remembered a joke.
A factory chief thought all his 10 workers were lazy. He wanted to find who was the laziest.
"I have a very easy task today. The laziest man wins. Who is that among you?"
Nine raised their hands. One did not. Obviously, he was too lazy to do that.