“Take rest. A field that has rested gives bountiful crops.”
We live in a society that is constantly on the go. Just ask my Mom and she often asks me if I ever rest because if I am not busy at work, I’m busy at home. With being on the go comes lots and lots of decisions to make. As Roman poet Ovid reminds us in today’s quote, we need to remember to take time to rest. Rest our bodies. Rest our minds. Rest our souls.
When we allow ourselves to do this, it will revitalize us in ways that right now may seem impossible to fathom. Ovid paints us this image at the tail end of their quote: A field that has rested gives bountiful crops. That field that Ovid mentions is our bodies, hearts and minds. When all three facets are rested we are much like that field producing those bountiful crops. Those bountifiul crops are the bountiful efforts we can now give towards whatever challenges in life lie before us.
By resting we are fresher and better at our decision making capabilities. In deciding to rest, we will be making the best decision we could have ever possibly made.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards developing your responsible decision making skills?