What if we rededicated ourselves to the ancient wisdom of rest. “Rest” not understood as the mere absence of work, but “rest” as the rejuvenating partner to work.
What would our lives look like? How would it feel? What impact would it have?
Content warning, friends: this episode could change your life.
Meet our guests
Rabbi Dr Benjamin Elton has been Chief Minister of The Great Synagogue in Sydney since 2015. Rabbi Elton earned an MA in History at Queens’ College, Cambridge and a PhD in Jewish History at Birkbeck, University of London.
This episode was sponsored by Zondervan’s new book Ethics Beyond Rules, by Keith D Stanglin.
- Read Rest, by Alex Pang
- Virtuosity is the result of 10,000 hours of work… here’s that study: Karl Anders Ericsson, Ralf Krampe, and Clemens Tesch-Römer, “The Role of Deliberate Practice in the Acquisition of Expert Performance,” The Psychological Review 100:3 (1993), 363–406
- Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers.
- More on Charles Darwin’s daily walks (and their benefit) from Psychology Today.
- More on St Lubbock’s Day.
- Why science benefits when we think more and do less.
- Check out The Chosen.
- The effect of exercise on the brain, from The Conversation.
- Here’s the 2015 German and Finnish study that looked at the before-and-after brain scans of overweight and obese subjects, which showed dramatic improvement in the volume of grey matter and white matter over the course of a three-month fitness and weight loss program.
- The Oxford Very Short Introduction to Sleep
- Watch Hamilton, the exceptional musical by Lin Manuel Miranda on Disney+ here.