Monday, October 5, 2009

Slow down...

Slow down enough in order to reflect, to unwind, to laugh, to smell the flowers, to enjoy the rising and setting of the sun - to simply live.
  • Physical rest ...we push beyond our endurance by studying or working late at night because we ignorantly suppose that we will get ahead that way. But in reality we do not get ahead - rather we fall behind in sense our immune system becomes weaker etc.; organs will be slugged with toxins, because during the night is the highest organism cleansing time- best body detoxification. Adequate sleep is a great restorer, for it rebuilds the cells throughout entire body. It refreshes mind and body, making more alert, efficient and calmer. Rest is a healer, for it helps in recovery from infections, sickness, trauma etc. Change from mental to physical labor will benefit students.
  • Rest in God...(moral rest). Lack of rest causes whole system to become overly strained, opening the avenue for satan to exploit vulnerability and undermine spirituality. In Bible Exodus 20:9,10,11 is written six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy works: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. It is never possible to complete all work. But just rest as your all work were done. Jesus promises in John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid"
  • Rest with family and friends...position and prestige pass away, money and material possesions lose their luster, but our investment in people always endures. There was once one survery made; group of retired executives (living in retirement village) were asked what they regretted most not doing in their earlier years. Most of them felt that it was not spending time with their loved ones and friends. So...make a investment in to the family.

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