Thank you for posting this. I too have a lot of enforced rest due to health issues but I think everyone can benefit from disengaging from the colonized hamster wheel regularly. I had a professor once who used to ask us if we were human BEINGS or human DOINGS. It is so hard to enslave people who are grounded and centered in their own being; fully alive and aware, creative, laughing-alive. One big reason why colonized culture locks up all the food and enforces the constant “rat race”. (My Nana told me we can relax because the rat race is over-the rats won!:-)
“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.”
― Maya Angelou, Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now
I’m having an enforced rest day today. 🙂 It’s part of my Lyme Disease Recovery Program, and it was prescribed by my Doctor.
So I’ll keep this blog short!
Enforced Rest is about days or chunks of time where you are required to rest. I mean, properly REST. No working is involved. And you can’t go shopping, meet friends for coffee…
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