Go and Sit on a Rock

a person sitting on a large rock looking into the sea
Please, I encourage you, go sit on a rock!
Go out into nature’s divinity, exert effort (whatever that comfortably means for you,) and when tired, seek out shade and a rock. Sit, rest, and contemplate.
I hope this practice will bring you many blessings.
I offer these words below as an intention to help direct our thoughts and prayers.
 
Ribbono Shel Olam,
Master of All,
El Malei Rachamim
One Full of Compassion
 
Let us
walk in nature.
 
There is nothing quite like
sitting on a rock. 
 
Walk
step after step
into the hot sun,
shade seeking.
 
Then…
You…
See it!
A magnificently
flat rock,
waiting in the shade.
 
And there is nothing quite like,
sitting on a rock,
in the shade,
on a hot day.
when a bench simply won’t do. 
 
On a bench,
what rests beneath
is much air
and a carpenter’s promise
that the boards will hold.
 
On this rock,
however,
a solid promise has been made
by the creator and placer
of all things!
 
A cool,
comfortable
promise,
is this rock.
 
Supporting me,
holding me.
Until I’m struck by
wanderlust…
yet again.
 
And move on,
shade seeking…
to find another,
rock.
 
May this practice bring you blessings though your exertions and strength and from your moments of rest and recovery.
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