So you should say, "Don't just do something, sit there." Sit there, stop, be yourself first, and begin from there." ― Thích Nhất Hạnh, Being Peace There is nothing wrong with decisive action and confident leadership. These are much needed at times, but when they are applied without the wisdom that comes from purposeful reflection and discernment, they can easily become carelessly applied actions with unintended negative consequences.
Being there enables him to then get up and move on to find other places to preach his message. Copy Sermon to Clipboard with PRO Download Sermon with PRO "Don't Just Do Something" is a challenging, encouraging, caring book about nothing—which is an excellent find for someone whose days are much, much too full of "something." The book presents itself as a manual for a three-day mindfulness retreat (arrive, sit, walk, sit, tea, sleep, etc.), so I was at first tempted to put the book down and scan the library shelves for another alternative. Don't Just Do Something Sit There: A Mindfulness Retreat with Sylvia Boorstein: Sylvia Boorstein: Amazon.com.au: Books While it does indeed sound counterintuitive, the reality is that many times all we really need to do is sit there.