This past week was the week of little things, one after another, many unexpected. Personally, I don’t like when things pile up like they did, so much so that I now have overflow into this coming week. I won’t go into the tedious details, but I will say this, and what I’m leading up to: I’m ready for this weekend’s version of My Own Personal Sabbath.
My Own Personal Sabbath #7
Almost every Sunday since mid-May 2020 with a few exceptions, I have been taking my own personal Sabbath, where I tune out of the news and social media and turn off my ringer and all notifications on my phone. Throughout the day and/or sometimes the next day, I share what I am reading, listening to, or watching during my Sabbath.
This weekend’s Sabbath begins later today, about 3 p.m after work., and will go until Monday afternoon, at about 1:30 p.m. when I return to work. This afternoon, I plan on beginning with a little journaling, and light reading, among which I have a few choices:
- Is This Anything? by Jerry Seinfeld, a collection of his favorite material through the years that I’ve been making my way slowly through since the beginning of February
- Gator A-Go-Go by Tim Dorsey, part of his Serge Storms series that I’ve been making my way slowly through over the last few years
- Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard, because a couple of weeks ago, while shelf-reading at the library, I got an idea to read a few of Leonard’s books that were made into movies, and this was one of them.
Tomorrow morning, I plan on continuing with a little more journaling and meditation, and a little heavy reading with Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting through The Storm by Thich Nhat Hanh. Then in the early afternoon, I’ll probably continue with Seinfeld, Leonard, and/or Dorsey.
I also have a playlist of podcasts that I’ll be dipping into on both days, including a couple that I’ll listen to with my wife:
And one of the podcasts ties in with my reading, an interview with the late Thich Nhat Hanh by Krista Tippett in September 2003. Update: Saturday morning, after I drafted this Friday night, I’ve already listened to the first podcast with a reflection on March and I plan to continue to reflect and journal on last month this afternoon. I think I’m going to listening the interview with the late Mary Oliver, again with Tippett, included in the above playlist, as I take a trip to a nearby town to grab some wine that our local store doesn’t carry.
So, how was your month of March? What are you up to this weekend?