The statement, “Take what you need and leave the rest,” is frequently quoted in addiction therapy, since not everything in treatment program tenets will mesh with one’s worldview. Some things will make sense, however, and help people on their way to recovery.
We can have fun with this quote, however, and flip it to apply to finding spiritual rest. Are we selfishly substituting what we want, for what we really need, and then resting in our own misguided conclusions? Would we find our rest if we abandoned the urgent and mundane and focused on what was important? Are we, as Stephen Covey proposes in The Urgency Addition” choosing things that are urgent but not necessarily valuable?
“…Swedenborg learned, that the Lord’s six days of labor and one day of rest in creating the universe was a metaphor for our own spiritual journey.” ~swedenborg.com
However you interpret this quote in your life, rest easy knowing it’s Sunday.
This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24