Taking a break ( seeking Sabbath)

I’m taking a break,

though not from work,

from Social Media of all kinds,

I’ve become conscious of how attached to my phone I am,

and how it fills the spaces in my head,

leaving me with no spaces,

how it can become a toxic space,

offering memories and sound bites

that open internal strife,

and how reading a book

or watching a film

can become quite disjointed …


but mostly I am taking a break to re-find myself,

I used to exist beyond the device I carry everywhere,

I didn’t need to check it for affirmation,

or even confirmation that I still exist,

and am of value…


I’m taking a break to read more,

and choosing to walk without wondering which photos people will like,

so I will walk for the sake of walking,

no camera, no phone,

feeling the breeze,

tasting the salt sea air,

and simply being…


I’m taking a break to be present,

to myself,

to others,

but mostly to God…


I’m not going anywhere,

I will be at work

but I wonder

if this break will be more like a real break

than any other break I’ve taken recently…


I need a Sabbath week,

in order that I can reorder myself

to Sabbath days…

About Sally C

How do I describe myself, I am not what I do, (I am a Methodist Minister), I am not who I am related to (I have 5 wonderful children, 2 lovely granddaughters and 2 lovely grandsons). I am a seeker truth, a partaker of life in all it's fullness and a follower, sometimes stumbling, sometimes celebrating of the Christian pathway. I seek wholeness, joy and a connectedness to all things through a deep reconciliation with the God whose love blows my socks off! I love walking, swimming and photography, I dabble with paint and poetry...
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