Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sabbath | Wayne Muller

‘Finding rest, renewal and delight in our busy lives’ is how Muller describes the contents of this book. It appealed to me as I am busy and involved in loads of stuff. Trying to carve out space and peace in a week let alone a day seems like a good thing so I read it. And I was really impressed by the style and the content. Muller describes the ethos of taking time out to rest and reflect and how it is necessary in all aspects of life, not just the spiritual.

The chapters are short, with specific areas targeted and suggestions on how to achieve rest specifically. For instance he describes the origin of the Sabbath meal and encourages us to make a weekly meal a special occasion with simple and seasonal things on the table to remind us to be restful. Kind of like a Thanksgiving meal only simplified and weekly.
He emphasises the need to stop and reflect on our lives weekly daily, hourly and has good ideas on how to do this.

It was quite revolutionary to read this and to try to practice some of the ideas, instilling rest, peace and reflection into my life.

Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal
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