My definition of a Sabbatical is the soul-searching break from a world that is polluted with technology and inhuman interactions.
Humans – more often than what we think – need a break from the things that appear to offer instant gratification and to perform tasks that allow us to interact with unnatural elements.
Considering that each and every one of us is born from a womb, carried for several months inside the Mother’s belly, the next best thing to experiencing that flotation is swimming.
Spending time inside bodies of water, such as the sea, lakes, rivers or even the pool is a way to relieve one’s stress.
The key element though, is to abandon all distractions behind. No cellphones. No radio. No email. No computers. Instead, grab a book, a glass of your favorite beverage and absorb the sounds of nature.
Being on a Sabbatical means that you learn the things you *thought* you had learned – all over again. You look closer at the details in front of you, at low level. You bow to nature, you respect it, you don’t antagonize it. You forget for a while that the Internet ever existed or that modern communication often exclusively involves a screen and a keyboard.
As humans we need healing of personal matters, to unleash the junk we often carry along; the burnout from technology is far too much at times. Relaxation during a Sabbatical involves both your mind, your spirit and your body – a triad of personal elements that defines you as a human being.
Make this the last blog post that you will read for a while and embark on a short and gratifying journey, simply to rediscover yourself.