An old song by the Eagles (written mostly by Jackson Browne)
A way to say goodbye or end a conversation
An expression that means take things at a comfortable pace.
I am trying to take it easy today, though I am not very good at it. I am attempting to shake a cold and deal with the lingering discomfort from my fall off a ladder three weeks ago. Silly me, thought I would be all better in a day or two.
It’s important for me to accomplish things. It keeps my fragile sense of self-worth intact.
Anyway, I am trying to take a sabbath today. The to-do list is short and simple and includes things I actually enjoy. Maybe the world will not fall apart if I take a day off.
We all need a sabbath, time to rest and reflect and get refreshed.
Of course, we also need something to do, something that gives a sense of meaning and accomplishment. It’s not bad to be driven, if we allow for a sabbath now and then.
I guess we both need to “get off our ass” and “take it easy.” The key is keeping them in balance.
I told someone the other day, “I have so many hobbies, it’s like having a job.” Just as important is the discipline of taking a sabbath.
Don’t let the sound of your own wheels make you crazy.
Take it easy.
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