Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hello there, friend,

I have always enjoyed the unexpected break from the routine. Like you said, five days with no schedule, no running around, and nothing to do but simply be is so restorative. Why is it so hard to build that into regular life? I have found myself pondering that as I read through Wayne Muller's Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in our Busy Lives. I want to invite more Sabbath into my life -- not just a break that might come on a snow day or sick day, but something built into the heart of my days and weeks.

At times I feel foolish for how much I have gotten sucked into the hustle-hustle-hustle mindset, how I've felt the need to keep up with the Joneses online. I feel conflicted about it since the internet has provided me so many relationships and opportunities. But I yearn to unplug from all the devices and plug in to myself. I want slowness, stillness, and quiet -- enough to fill my spirit and breathe some life into my weary soul.