Tag: sleep

resting as a spiritual act

The last couple of months, I’ve been very mindful of this practice, and I’m starting to experience the peace that comes with it.  I thought I would repost this one as a reminder to us all. I rest as a spiritual act.  ~Anne Lamott…

lessons learned: garlic and pacing ourselves

Recently a colleague noted to me with a bit of bravado that he never sleeps, implying that innovative, creative thinkers don’t have time for rest.  I looked at him with lovingkindness and smiled but wondered how long he would be innovative and creative on…

lessons learned: what restless three-year-olds can teach us about slowing down

The sun has set. I sit and rest my weary body, and think of you. Give my body peace. Let my legs and arms stop aching. Let my head stop thinking. Let me sleep in your arms. ~Adapted from a Dinka prayer, Sudan This…