|Pages/Publication Date:||256 / 2000|
With its relentless emphasis on success and productivity, today's world has caused many of us to lose the balance between work and rest; constantly striving, we feel exhausted and deprived in the midst of great abundance. Millennia ago, however, the tradition of Sabbath created an oasis of leisure and reflection within a life of unceasing labor. Here the author of How, Then, Shall We Live? shows us how to experience rest, peace, and renewal—creating a refuge for our souls—suggesting that the Sabbath can be an afternoon, an hour, or a walk. With stories, poems, and suggestions for practice, ordained minister and therapist Wayne Muller teaches us how we can use this time of sacred rest to refresh our bodies and minds, restore our creativity, and regain our birthright of inner happiness.