It can be tempting to keep going and going and going, until past the point when exhaustion and collapse become inevitable, when beauty and kindness can no longer be perceived, when compassion and generosity are out of reach, when a painful recovery is forced upon us. When and how we hit that wall varies from person to person. What’s consistent is that we all need to recharge our batteries on a regular basis. To stay healthy we must find ways to plug into our sanctuaries and honor sabbath time as part of our routine. Plugging into sanctuary is not a luxury. It is a healthy and essential expression of love – for those around us and ourselves.
Resources mentioned during the service or Second Hour:
- TEDTalk: The Art of Stillness by Pico Ayer