Sunday, May 18, 2014

Slower & Simpler - Sabbatical and/or Sabbath

In earlier posts I have written about the value of disconnecting digitally for slowing down.  Another thoughtful article on this subject is "How to Enjoy a Digital Sabbatical"  ( ).  Courtney notes:  Call it a sabbatical, digital detox, or a Sabbath. Wayne Muller, the author of Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives points out that while Sabbath may be a holy day for some, it can be anything that provides a visceral experience of life-giving nourishment and rest. He suggests that Sabbath time can be a refuge from our modern life which is designed to seduce our attention.

Wayne Muller is new to me.  So with a little research on his book on the Sabbath, I found in it:

Sabbath time can be a revolutionary challenge to the violence of overwork, mindless accumulation, and the endless multiplication of desires, responsibilities, and accomplishments. Sabbath is a way of being in time where we remember who we are, remember what we know, and taste the gifts of spirit and eternity.

My, if that isn't slower and simpler living, I don't know what is.

So for a brief read, Courtney's article is wonderful.  For further reading, Wayne Muller may have even more gems!

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