Feeling sick today, with a bug that’s been with me over Rosh Hashana and Shabbos (ie, the past three days). So no fasting for me, despite the fact that it’s a fast day (Tzom Gedaliah).
That means both letting go of the fast, and not going very fast. :>
I think there’s a grace to practice when sick. Letting go of the “to do” list, the upcoming deadlines and projects around the house. Just being here with this body, with this spirit. Slowing down. Letting go.
I usually find a spiritual message waiting for me in there, like a gift yet to be unwrapped. Some correction (small or large) that I need to make in my trajectory or my outlook.
I haven’t seen it yet this time around.
But the day is young.
What do you do when you’re sick, Gentle Reader?