Green Sabbath Gathering with Marilyn Paul

Event description: 

July 29, 2022

Online at 12:00 PM EDT

Marilyn Paul is author of An Oasis in Time: How a Day of Rest Can Save Your Life.

Hosted by the Green Sabbath Project

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Shabbat is a rich inheritance in the Western spiritual tradition. It is one that has become increasingly valuable to help us meet the challenges of a 24/7 world. We will begin this session with a reminder of the profound value of Shabbat observance. We will then look at the mindsets and cultural demands that keep us on the go. We will explore a multitude of ways to “Stop” which is the root meaning of the Hebrew word Shabbat and why stopping is so important for greening our lives. Finally, we look at five gateways to deepen our Shabbat observance, in whatever ways we observe Shabbat at present. Even if you don’t keep Shabbat in any way now you might find ways to join in that are right for you.

Marilyn Paul is an expert on time management and well-being. She helps people find their path to balancing the inner, intuitive spaciousness of oasis time with the pleasures and efficacy of getting the right things done. Marilyn is the author of An Oasis in Time: How a Day of Rest Can Save Your Life (Rodale, 2017) and It’s Hard to Make a Difference When You Can’t Find Your Keys, named a best book of the year by Spirituality and Health Magazine. In “Oasis” Marilyn describes the path to a day off each week for what you love, and often don’t get to, including deep rest. This rhythm of life leads to profound transformations in well-being and efficacy. In “Keys”, she shares her pioneering model for making the journey from being disorganized and mismanaging time to a far more powerful life of being “organized enough” to go after your cherished dreams. With a Ph.D. from Yale and an M.B.A. from Cornell, Marilyn takes a unique approach that blends inner work and practical skills training. Her work has been featured on national media including National Public Radio, the Chicago Times, the Boston Globe, USAToday, and CNN.