two kittens sleeping on orange quilt

This is a photo of my two cats, Guy and Tear, sleeping on my bed when they were about 10 weeks old. Most beings need at least a little sleep. Home is where we rest our bodies.

It’s important to be heroic, ambitious, productive, efficient, creative, and progressive, but these qualities don’t necessarily nurture the soul. The soul has different concerns, of equal value: downtime for reflection, conversation, and reverie; beauty that is captivating and pleasuring; relatedness to the environs and to people; and any animal’s rhythm of rest and activity.

Thomas Moore (1779 – 1852)

What do you need to feel completely rested? How can you include more of that in your life?