Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Set aside time for relaxation, for fun, and for play. It is good for the soul as well as hard work. We live in a society of constant busyness, which leads to exhaustion, and a spiritual deficit. Take time to be still, mentally, as well as physically.

Without stillness, we do not take time to listen. To set aside time to rest was told to us by God. There is purpose to rest. It honors the spirit as well as the body. And honors the divine as well. It is not necessary to fill each hour, each minute of each day with busyness in action.

Running hither and you, to and fro, never stopping. Filling agendas to overflowing is like being in the desert, near an oasis but tying yourself to a tree so you can never reach it to refresh yourself. Relaxation, rest, and release is not wasted, unfulfilled, useless time.

Rest is worth its weight in gold. This time out allows us to be in touch with ourselves, to experience joy. It is a recognition of the value of spirit, of self. It is being in touch with all-that-is and the divine within.

It is not selfish but selfless for it refreshes us and we can then resume activities more joyfully, interact with others in a more conscious manner. It rejuvenates our energy and heals the self in many ways and contributes to our well being.

Schedule time for yourself, for it is important, if not more important than anything you accomplish in your life, and your are capable of accomplishing more when you remember to take time out for yourself.

It is a responsibility for your spirit within. It is not a luxury, but a necessity. It encourages self-growth through self-examination, release, and a wellspring of peace and joy.