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Rest

Rest is a kind of practice we can do anytime, not just in formal prayer. We can practice it when we’re driving, when we’re waiting in line, when we’re out for a walk, when we’re at work, when we’re cooking or cleaning, anytime really. When we practice this rest, it’s as if we’re learning a new way of relating to life, just as it is and such as it is. It’s the cultivation of an open and spacious attitude toward ourselves, the world, and God. It’s a practice requiring the minimal amount of effort imaginable, like letting a leaf gently fall from your hand.

-Br. Nicholas Bartoli, SSJE

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