When one learns the laws in a deep way and applies them within a Jewish lifestyle, halacha becomes not a restriction, but a direction.And when paired with the beauty of "remember," the coupling opens up a world without limitations -- a world of endless depth and opportunity.
If your synagogue is a real hike away, you may want to drive there Friday night before Shabbat begins and park the car there until Saturday night.
In one breath, God said both, "Guard and remember the Shabbat." Love of God, time with family, reconnecting with friends and with oneself -- all these fulfill the commandment to "remember" Shabbat.
But these beautiful concepts must also be grounded in a foundation of strength, a structure that will provide the soil in which these ideas can take hold, root and blossom.
He is talking about us, and how we strive to work on ourselves.
Shabbat is there, calling us to where we want to be: self-actualization; nature; oneness; completion. Remember the part in the movie The Ten Commandments when the Jewish people leave Egypt and are wandering through the desert?