Rest- a word we intellectually know what it means, but we struggle to put into practice in the busyness of life. Rest- a word that according to Google means, “to cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength” Free Dictionary defines rest as, ” Peace, ease, or refreshment resulting from sleep or the cessation of an activity”. Whatever words we use to define rest, the bottom line is that most of us need a whole lot more of it!
During a networking lunch at the Spiritual Directors International conference, a woman shared how she defined rest, and it is her definition that we will look at for our series. This beautiful woman (whose name I cannot remember, but whose story about R.E.S.T. I can) shared this definition:
This is the R.E.S.T. I seek! R.E.S.T. that fills the soul, nurtures the deepest places of my being, and rejuvenates and soothes the tired places within me.
Over the next few weeks, I hope to share ways that we can realistically incorporate the Ritual of R.E.S.T. into our lives! I hope you will join me as we seek together how to renew energy in spirit time!