Take rest; a field that has rested
gives a beautiful crop.
is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a
to the murmur of water, or watching
the clouds float
across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.
water which can clearly mirror the sky and the
only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the
mind can only
reflect the true image of the Self when
it is tranquil and wholly
do I want to take home from my summer vacation? Time.
The wonderful luxury of being at rest. The days
when you shut down the mental machinery that keeps life
on track and let life simply wander. The days when you
stop planning, analyzing, thinking and just are.
Summer is my period of grace.
is a fine medicine. Let your stomachs rest, ye dyspeptics;
let your brain rest, you wearied and worried people of business;
let your limbs rest, ye children of toil!
still need more healthy rest in order to work at my best.
My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it
Every now and then
go away, have a little relaxation, for when
you come back to your
work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then
the work appears smaller
and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack
of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.
Leonardo Da Vinci
thing in a whole
the rest we
turning inwards in
prayer for five
the most urgent and vital thing you can possibly do is
take a complete rest.
that can take rest are greater
than they that can take cities.
rest is half the work.
|Rest when you're weary. Refresh
and renew yourself,
your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.
is a blessing. God has so arranged the world that work
is necessary, and he gives us hands and strength to do it. The
enjoyment of leisure would be nothing if we had only leisure. It
is the joy of work well done that enables us to enjoy rest, just
as it is the experiences of hunger and thirst that make
food and drink such pleasures.
Discipline: The Glad Surrender
valuable thing we can do for the psyche, occasionally,
is to let it rest, wander, live in the changing light of room,
not try to be or do anything whatever.
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|No rest is
worth anything except the rest that is earned.
dear friend, Bonnie, is a person who rests and, consequently,
my ire early in our relationship. Her ability to rest
eventually taught me
incredibly valuable lessons about the art of taking
time-outs. To this day,
Bonnie is astutely aware of times when her energy dips too low and
resolutely honors her need to rest. To boost her energy,
she's been known
to sit quietly with a cup of tea, adjourn a workshop we were
to take a five-minute breather, or slip out of her own wedding
to be restored by a few minutes of solitude in the sun.
it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward.
think of rest as giving in. Rather, consider a nap, or even
your eyes for five minutes, as something you've worked hard for,
something you've earned, like the interest in a bank
of banishing the nap, try to find ways to comfortable fold it into
life. View the nap as you might perceive vitamins and
Remove words like slothful and lazy from your nap
Replace them with declarations like "Naps are good for my
soul" and "A little rest will make me feel like a
Ice Cream for Breakfast
Activity and rest are two vital aspects of life.
To find a balance in them
is a skill in itself. Wisdom is knowing when to have rest, when to
activity, and how much of each to have. Finding them in each other--
activity in rest and rest in activity - is the ultimate freedom.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest.
Use both and overlook neither.
quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being
to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not
to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some
use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbor--
such is my idea of happiness.