Tag: delight

Mindful Monday: Sanity depends on this

Mindful Monday: Sanity depends on this

awareness, mindfulness
All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel the roughness of a carpet under smooth soles, a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones are moving easily under the flesh. -- Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook What are you noticing about what delights you? ... for Mindful Monday ... Photo credit: "Heron on the dock," Curt Smith, 2007. Flickr Creative Commons.
Sabbath Saturday: Gift Beyond Measure

Sabbath Saturday: Gift Beyond Measure

spiritual practice, Spirituality
In Isaiah 58:13-14, I found an explanation of what sabbath should be. I've taken a moment to re-write it into modern language that would (may ) make the intention accessible to people across many different points of view: If you don't trample a day of healing rest, If you stop yourself from focusing on your own interests on one healing day, If you find a moment to delight in wholeness and make it honorable, If you take that day, hold it up, give it light, and do not become selfish, Then you shall find delight and you will ascend to the heights of joy, And you will receive a gift beyond measure. Notes about what not to do: pursue your own interests do not go your own way serve your own interests pursue your own affairs Sabbath is an important reminder to take time to focus outside our...