For many, Sundays serve as a rest stop before another week of work and productivity begins. Just like pausing at a bench placed along a hiking path for rest and relaxation. We all need times and places that provide an environment for restoration and revitalization. Here are some more thoughts on the virtues of rest. May they encourage you to carve out some peaceful moments today. Find a quiet bench nestled alongside a walking path, a favorite chair bathed in sun streaming through a window, a flat rock beside a stream or a low branch on a tree to climb on and REST away!
“You rest now. Rest for longer than you are used to resting.
Make a stillness around you, a field of peace.
Your best work, the best time of your life will grow out of this peace.”
― Peter Heller
"On an individual level, we can prioritize space, idleness, and rest, recognizing that life can be more than a bustling, bustling, bustling from one item on a to-do list to the next. If we’re able to do this—to expand and live deeply our leisurely hours—we might find that pausing to breathe, daydream, gaze, wander, and do whatever comes naturally isn’t just something for lazy people, but an integral aspect of a rich and meaningful human life."
― Jordan Bates
“Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation,
for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer.”
― Leonardo Da Vinci
“Rest and repose are as much a part of life’s journeys as seeing all we came to see.”
― Gina Greenlee
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.”