Leave the #Rest, #Weekend Thoughts

leave-the-restThe 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

#WednesdayWisdom #12Steps

12steps-aa-swedenborg“(Angels) picture wisdom as a magnificent and finely decorated palace. One climbs up to enter this palace by twelve steps. One can only arrive at the first step by means of the Lord’s power through joining with Him…As a person climbs these steps, he perceives that no one is wise from himself but from the Lord…The twelve steps into the palace of wisdom signify love in union with faith and faith in union with love.”                                  Emanuel Swedenborg, Divine Providence, Paragraph 36

via: http://www.quantuminteractive.net/quantuminteractive/sd/swedenborg/who-was-swedenborg/swedenborg-influence-on-wilson.htm