My last post has caused me to question something:
WHY do we need to be storm stayed, or have our ankles encased in plaster thus limiting our involvement in life, or have some other unusual circumstance arise that cuts us off from our daily routine in order to completely relax and enjoy some leisure??? WHY are we so unable to discipline ourselves to admit to having times of needing a break from our regular committments in life, and then actually taking those breaks without worrying or feeling guilty or even reneging on our decision to relax for a day?
I guess it is a down side of living in a technological society that is production oriented and losing out on cultural aspects of life that induce good relaxation practises. To sit and lose oneself in the beauty of a painting, or to lay on the sofa completely engrossed in a high quality operatic recording is to lose production time and to give up our usefulness to our society. Even almighty God enjoyed a period of rest after creating the universe!
We are in a bad way in this 21st Century when we don't even recognize the short and long term consequences of not taking time to literally smell the roses......