There’s an old saying I’m sure you’ve heard: All work and no play makes Jack a very dull boy.
Rest is essential to a well-lived life. Not only does it restore balance, equilibrium, and energy in our life and spirit but it also provides room for insights and “Eureka!” moments that help us solve knotty problems or give us ideas about and glimmerings of our True path.
Here’s what others have to say about restorative rest:
What is without periods of rest will not endure. ~Ovid
Rest is not idleness; and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time. ~Sir John Lubbock
Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes. ~Etty Hillesum
The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. ~Sidney J. Harris
Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgement will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen. ~Leonardo Da Vinci
Sometimes the most urgent and vital thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest. ~Ashleigh Brilliant
True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body: nourishment and refreshment. ~William Penn
Rest is the sweet sauce of labor. ~Plutarch
A good rest is half the work. ~Proverbs
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. ~Ovid
Take the next 24 hours and just relax with the knowing that everything is okay. Let go of your stressors and worries for one day and see what happens. ~Mike Basevic
Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing on which color to slide down the rainbow. ~Douglas Pagels
Enjoy your well-deserved rest this weekend!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,