Tag: Rest

Make Your Own Sabbath: Chill-Out!

 

For those of us who are pretty independent and don’t like anyone telling us what to do (I assume that is at least 75% of the people who follow Ricochet!), the idea of a Sabbath might be unattractive, to say the least, and distasteful at worst. But over the last couple of years, I’ve come to my own understanding about the Sabbath, how not only Jews and Christians can benefit from it, but everyone needs to have at least one Sabbath day each week. This is what I figured out:

In Judaism, G-d tells us that we must observe the Sabbath day and to keep it holy. I’m not the most observant Jew, but even with those mitzvot I follow, I realized why there are so many rules to Shabbat: because G-d knows we will cheat! And the only ones we will cheat are ourselves!

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Before the Holidays Get Away from You…

 

Every year at the beginning of January, we all complain to each other about how fast the holidays went by. Especially for those of us who are older, the universe seems to slam on the gas pedal and we hold on for dear life. Parties, gift shopping, baking cookies, decorating: doing all the requisite tasks that make up this time of year.

It’s easy for me to get caught up in the mood, the sense of rushing and getting things done; the mood is contagious, and by keeping busy, I feel in some ways I’m participating. But I’ve decided to spend the rest of December in a different state of mind.

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Is work good? Conservatives love to talk about work ethic. The importance of work. The goodness of work. Conservatives also lament the disappearance of the American work ethic and the lack of respect for hard work. More

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We all must rest from work and life eventually. Someday, hopefully a day of our own choosing, we all have to hang up our hat or hand over our work for others to carry on. This holds true for businesses too, and the products they manufacture or the services they sell. We aim, when we […]

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It’s odd that when we’re asleep our brains are busy with bizarre, disjointed impressions that feel like narratives to us. I think dreaming makes our hours of slumber go by faster, keeping us engrossed in alternate realities that hold our daily demands at bay for a little while. Yet some kinds of dreaming seem to make sleep more tiring, or […]

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Proverbs 26: 13 – “There’s a lion in the road; a fierce lion roaming the streets!” More

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My rest conversation was an April Fool’s joke, so I told 10 Cents I would do a “real” one later in the month. More

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There is an executive I know of who started a new job last August. He goes from meeting to meeting to meeting and gets little rest. His employees have conspired for him in a late April Fool’s Day prank to fill his calendar today with bogus meetings. He will come in, see his calendar is […]

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Not only did the venerable Doc steal my “Rest” post, he stole my title! Call me overworked, call me frazzled, call me late (it’s still the 16th out here on the West Coast, so I’m technically not late). When I started my job in 2008 at an aerospace manufacturing company, there were three of us […]

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I write all day. The day job I work as a tech writer. Evenings and weekends I am a freelance writer. For me, rest is not writing. So I won’t. More

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