The Spiritual Discipline of…Sight-Seeing

“Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a person born blind.” -John 9:32

This was a bit of a stretch. I mean to say something about sabbath actually…but it seems like the themes of sabbath – rest and rejuvenation – are threads that run through all these disciplines anyway so far. I was going to go more specific…and put out there the importance of intentionally carving out time for recreation in terms of travel and culture. I need something like this specifically because I have a tendency to feel out of touch or drawn to much into myself and whatever work. I forget there’s a whole world out there…

Some friends of ours came out for a visit and we went to the city to check out the Van Gogh exhibit at the MoMa (I wrote about it in a previous entry). It was incredibly therapeutic…the pace – slow and relaxing, almost meditative, and I didn’t realize how much I needed the chance to be able to pause and be inspired by such expressive, dramatic works of art. It was moving, and healing somehow…and it renewed my sight…

I think there isn’t too much more to say here…the spiritual discipline of sightseeing is about seeing…seeing something besides the laptop screen or the television…seeing something besides printed text…to nourish our souls…

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