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Topic: Rest (06/14/04)
TITLE: Rest, the gift of God
By Arvind Masireddy
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Rest is an integral part of human life. It's a well known fact that no living being in the universe can survive without rest.
Rest can be defined as getting relaxed from the worldly activities. The general form of resting is in the form of sleeping for a required amount of time. It can be in the form of a nap also.It can also be had by doing meditation which is more intense than the regular sleep.
The place of taking rest varies from person to person depending upon their status in the society. Poor can sleep happily in their tiny homes where as the affluent will have the luxury of having it in their sprawling mansions.
As a matter of fact, rest demands no cushion beds alone to sleep. We can witness the poor in under developed countries happily sleeping on the platforms where as some people despite having luxuries suffering from insomnia.
On the benifits side, they are alenty, if we take proper rest. After a hectic day's work if we take proper rest, it will rejuvanate our body and makes us ready for next day's work.
It seems God created "night" for the man to take rest only. The week ends, vacations are all meant for this purpose alone. On the contrary, many people are unable to come out of their activities and becoming prone to illness.
Lack of sleep results in many negative factors like anger,unable to cope up with daily activities, improper decisions etc. It takes the toll out of man which is quite evident in the people who works in night shifts.
Life is short and let us not misuse this God's given gift and live happily for the time we will be in this universe.