“There is no music in a rest – but there is the making of music.” Thus John Ruskin begins his beautiful treatise on rest.
Sometimes rest is imposed upon us: when we are sick, or unable to pursue our normal tasks for one reason or another. Other times, we choose to rest; we deliberately step out of the rat race of our busy lives and pursue a time or activity that rejuvenates us, re-creates us.
Either way, the rest can prepare us for what comes next in life.
This rest may be just the ticket for you, today; the very thing you need.
If so, pull off onto a sidetrack and rest. Just . . . rest. There is no destination for you. No place you have to be. No goal you have to achieve.
Try to focus on the following little things:
- the feel of the air on your face
- the taste of your food, or drink
- the rising and falling of your chest as you breathe ever so gently, and calmly
That’s what Rest Mountain is all about. And the nice thing is – you can come as often as you like.