Dec 10, 2017
Again we focus on this season of advent – the time we patiently wait with expectation – and help us embrace the slower nature of God while also re-evaluating what matters the most.
HOW CAN YOU SLOW DOWN YOUR NON-STOP CHAOTIC PACE?
Last Sunday, we discussed the non-stop pace our days have, the instant gratification which seems urgently necessary on every front. Then he asked us to think of different small ways we might be able to slow down that pace. People threw out their suggestions: “take a nap; slow cooking (making something from scratch step by step); finish a book!; prayer and meditation: deep breathing; take a leisurely walk; get out in nature; get a Sabbath phone (he will explain); set aside technology for a predetermined length of time on a regular basis." What others can you think of? Other ideas for how to slow down: "go fishing ; spend time with someone over 80 ; learn something ; engage: have people over ; go outside and sit in the warm sunshine. "
OUR HOMEWORK FOR THIS SUNDAY
Each of us is to choose TWO THINGS from this list or from other slow-down ideas we might have (soak in the bathtub? swing in the park? gaze at the stars? take a drive in the countryside?) and come to class on Sunday ready to tell what you did and whether it worked to slow down your brain and body.