Thought for August 2021

‘There is a universal need for some kind of ‘sabbath time’ in our lives: a time to withdraw from the relentless action of our routine commitments so as to understand better the nature of our daily treadmill; a stepping out of the parade so as to see it more clearly from a distance; a moment of difference in order to explore the sameness of the repetitions of our lives………..During a real vacation, we make room for dreaming, for rediscovering the kernel of our being, for playing safely with bare feet……sabbath-time is for a lot of re-routing, for some fairly urgent u-turns and for finding a way out of the many newly discovered cul-de-sacs we have long been lost in.’

 Daniel O’Leary