For me… Sabbath is the most powerful ally in finding peace, God, and myself. Sabbath was breathed out by God so that we would find His voice and receive His presence and freedom from anxiety. This morning, as the wispy licks of heat rose from my coffee, creating a holy space of goodness, I read the following piece by Maya Angelou. While she doesn’t mention it by name, I sense her soul seeing sabbath as a resistance to the compressing reality of life.

Slow down…read it slowly…breathe in grace and exhale peace…

“Every person needs to take one day away.  A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future.  Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence.  Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.  Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.”

We create our chaos, which then defines who we are and convinces us we can never have what we long for.

Sabbath reminds me who I really am…

Sabbath reminds me who God is…

Sabbath reminds me whose I am…

Sabbath frees me from my Atlas ego who tries to convince me I don’t have time to pause…

Then somewhere in the midst of realigning and letting go something beautiful emerges in that space where my soul is marinated in God’s presence.

What if you took that day away every week?
What if you took a handful of minutes or hours away every week?

Can you feel the smile rising and your soul expanding…

1 Comment

  1. Shabbat Shalom! My favorite part of your post was about not having to to solve any problems on Shabbat! We can wipe our calendar squeaky clean…and just do joy on this special day!

    Sent from my iPad



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