when it comes to taking it easy... i suck at it. honestly, resting at all is just not my forte. my brain is constantly going a million miles an hour. however, lately i've been more and more aware of how fleeting our time is on this earth and how fast matilda is growing up. look how big she looks lying down with sam! be still my heart. my attention keeps perking up at the idea of rest. in fact, the sermon on sunday focused on the topic of sabbatical. we are called to take a mini sabbatical every day with sunday being the sabbath (1. a day of religious observance and abstinence from work).
recently i watched a TED talk with one of my favorite yogis eoin finn on hammock enlightment. you should have a listen too. eoin discusses the importance of having nature and quiet be a part of each day. quiet contemplation to hear what your heart is saying.
it is so easy to get caught up in busyness. sometimes i feel so overwhelmed by everything that i need to do, but God has been restoring me in my quiet times. i've almost finished a whole book. i know.