Rest and Rejuvenate
That’s what Sunday is for – a day of rest. When was the last time you took a day to rejuvenate? To reactivate yourself and to treat yourself with love?
We find it hard to slow down sometimes. We push through and keep going until we’ve nothing left for ourselves. We get mired into the woulda, coulda, shoulda’s and our minds have no time to find peace, nor our bodies to be still.
Always there is something to do, more to accomplish, responsibilities to attend to and yet, when do we take time for ourselves to simply be? To breathe, to notice the beauty in the air around us, to take in the majesty of nature’s wonder?
Please today, even if it is only for a few precious moments, gift yourself that time. Stand outside with your feet firmly planted on the earth, look up to the sky and be grateful for this moment in time. Meditate for a few precious moments with gratitude in your heart.
If you can’t stand outside, then be still and go within yourself. Find a quiet spot for a few moments and close your eyes. Imagine you are in the midst of a beautiful rainbow of love. Hold your heart tenderly as you gaze around in awe of the beauty you see in your mind’s eye. Give thanks for your solemn place in this world.
Especially on Sundays, I feel the urge to rejuvenate, even if it’s only for a few stolen minutes from the business of life. For me, it is a need which if I have to, I schedule into my day. It is like breathing for me. A few tender moments in which I allow my body and mind to go still. I concentrate on my breathing and mindfully embrace the moments of silence. I become aware of the body which houses my soul, my heart and my mind. I encourage all of the parts of me to unite in peaceful communion with God. Sometimes I pray. Sometimes I just talk to God and to myself. But always, I silently give thanks for this day, for this life, for the potential to inspire others and to be of service. I ask for forgiveness. I ask for help with my Divine Purpose. I acknowledge the good that comes to me and I reframe the bad into lessons that grow my soul stronger.
How do you rest and rejuvenate?