SABBATH OF THE SENSES
There is another kind of Sabbath: The Sabbath of the Senses. This entails several concepts:
This is a rest for all the senses from engagement…as much as possible. Complete rest from seeing (reading, computers, television, etc.). Complete rest from hearing (radio, music, CD’s, etc.), being where it is quiet. Complete rest from smelling (any aromas other than nature, i.e., (oceans, forests, rivers, etc.). Complete rest from touching (daily chores, gardening, house work, etc.) and complete rest from taste (time spent in fasting from food and drink, etc.).
A rest for all the senses so they might leave the familiar and be fully engaged and entertained in something fresh and new, allowing the eyes to see new things, the ears to hear new things, the nose to smell new things, the hands to touch new things and the mouth to taste new things.
“The Sabbath was made on account and for the sake of man, not man for the Sabbath; so the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.” Jesus