"The template of natural exchange is the breath, the autonomic giving and receiving which is the basis and the measure of life itself. We are rested when we are a live exchange between what we think is inside and what we think is outside, when we are an intriguing conversation between the potential that lies in our imagination and the possibilities for unfolding outside; we are rested when we let things alone and let ourselves alone, to do what we do best, breathe as the body intended us to breathe. When we give and take in this foundational way we are closest to the authentic self, and closest to that self when we are rested. To rest is not self indulgent, to rest is to prepare to give the best of ourselves, and to arrive at a place where we are many times able to understand what we have already been given."
"Rested, we are ready for the world but not held hostage by it, rested we care again for the right things and the right people in the right way. In rest we reestablish the goals that make us more generous, more courageous, more of an invitation, someone we want to remember, and someone others would want to remember too."