Sabbaths

Tintern Abbey

Everyone needs a day of rest, especially in this wired, hectic world in which we live, filled with clutter and noise and distractions.

No matter what day of the week, time, or place, taking time seriously does not mean giving ourselves more to do but rather less to do. I once saw this saying on the office wall of a busy hospital worker: “We are human beings, not human doings.”

People tell me they don’t have time for a sabbath, not even for a few minutes. I seriously doubt this. Everyone can spend a few moments every day quietly. We require such inner fuel so we can make it through the days of our lives.

You can spend a few minutes looking at a tree outside, watching the rising or setting sun, looking through a window at the sky. It may be your thoughts wander and you forget where you are–good, that is what a sabbath offers the weary and restless soul.

Take time to forget time and even yourself for only a few moments each day. This is one prescription for a better, deeper, more centered life.

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One response to “Sabbaths

  1. I very much agree! This is a lovely reminder and post! Thank you x

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