Friday, June 16, 2017

Meditation Monday – Living Into The Sabbath – Godspace

Meditation Monday – Living Into The Sabbath – Godspace: "When was the last time you planned a Sabbath break? How could you incorporate this important rhythm into you life?"



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Friday, May 12, 2017

MY SHABBAT IS FOR READING

http://www.cjnews.com/perspectives/my-shabbat-for-reading
YOU CAN HAVE EXOTIC TRAVEL. MY SHABBAT IS FOR READING

Shabbat is a good frame for this sense of freedom. It both restricts and enables. There are negative and positive requirements, frequently referred to as the duality of shamor v’zachor (protect and remember). Focusing on certain activities and refraining from others establishes an accessible template dedicated to emotional and spiritual stimulation.
In this digital age, we are surrounded and even controlled by the ever-present Internet and its automated controls. We can reach out and be reached at all times. Usually that availability enhances our lives. But the tendency to be controlled by this electronic system can be overwhelming. When does work stop and privacy begin? Or does it ever stop? A total Shabbat disconnect can be a healthy, if difficult, break.
But it is in the realm of reading that I find full release. Books take me to new worlds and new visions.