A weekend off…

Today I go to the dentist, have a morning meeting with my buddy Phil to talk about ministry at his church, and then will be interviewed by Bob Gregoire at 1:30 PM Eastern time/10:30 AM Pacific time (hope you can tune in!). In the afternoon I hope to work on either the revision for The Aspiring Mystic (which we hope to have published sometime in 2011) or else a proposal for a new book (which, God willing, will be published in 2012 or 2013).

And then after that… nothing.

For the first time in months, I have absolutely nothing planned this weekend. Well, that’s not quite true, as we will go see the new Harry Potter movie tomorrow and of course will go to mass on Sunday. But I have no “work” related commitments this weekend. No class to prepare for; no writing that needs to be done; no editing that’s under a deadline. Not only will I honor the Sabbath (something that, I must confess, I haven’t been very faithful to, since the book came out in July), but I’ll have Saturday for down-time as well. I’m going to hang out with Fran and Rhiannon, and try to do as little as possible.

To assist in this, I’m not going to post in this blog, unless something so stupendously awesome and time-sensitive comes up that I absolutely must write about it. Otherwise, I’m going to let it go (I’ll set up a couple of quotations to post on Saturday and Sunday, just to keep the RSS feed humming. But I won’t be back on seat until the first of the week).

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!


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  • Ellie Brenny

    Good for you, Carl – it is so important to take time “To Be” – it is good for Body, Soul and Spirit …. no doubt, for Fran and Rhiannon too!

    Enjoy a lovely weekend!
    Peace and Blessings!

  • lightbearer

    so man that aspiring mystic book not yet available
    what ya getting done with the dentist
    i have 15 teeth left
    have you all yours
    raeso for questions is……….
    why all the maintenance
    my brother is a dentist and wants to give me implants
    a gift but …………
    “if you begin a search do not stop searching until you discover. when you discover you will be disturbed. but when you will be disturbed you will be filled with wonder”
    gospel of thomas
    enjoy shooting the breeze

  • Al Jordan

    Sounds like a plan to me. Good on you. Except for the dentist, of course.

  • http://onenesswithbeing.com Dries Cronje

    Sounds like you are some very busy mystic bro… Very little time to fall asleep underneath a tree there.

    Shouldn’t there be like lots of silence and stillness? Lots of weekends off… :-) Just kidding.

    Enjoy a quiet weekend. Enjoy the space. Enjoy Being.

  • Anny Nonomous

    There are times when I feel grateful about growing up as a Seventh-day Adventist. During the busiest times of my life, I always had one day a week when I didn’t carry an appointment book. When I look back on it, the Sabbath experience is actually what got me into mysticism. That “down time” with God is was more valuable than a legalist could even imagine. Sabbath is not something we do for God, it’s something God does for us.

    So, I hope you value your down time this weekend.

    (BTW- I’m a dentist for low-income children and families at a community clinic. The gratitude these people show has been instructive to me. Sharing is a two way street.)

  • tana

    Most excellent, Carl. I hope you enjoy your time with your lovely family.