“It is necessary … for a man to go away by himself … to sit on a rock … and ask, ‘Who am I, where have I been, and where am I going?”
― Carl Sandburg
Even if we do think we’re doing well and have it all figured out, there is a voice that we will always inevitably hear at some point which nags at us and says “but wait…” I realized on is not dismissing it, but listen to what it has to say. Life will never be close enough to perfect, but listening to that voice means stepping out of ourselves and considering our own wrong doings and flaws. In order to understand life, it does become necessary to turn from it on occasion.
Spending time for looking what is missing in our life is rather pointless, if we fail to look within ourselves. When we challenge everything we believe, we are, we reveal that which we never knew about our own selves.
To achieve this going on a retreat may be a powerful way to process what is happening within us. Going to a retreat actually means setting an intention to heal and learn more about our spirit and doing this is a decision that we make for ourselves.
The choice of the retreat I realize becomes important because each of views and experiences the world differently. Of course there will be people in our space who recommend something, but we need to trust our intuition and select a path a really connects us with what soul needs most at the time. The most essential thing is to be willing to respect our unique stage of development and to be patient with ourselves since any though or issues that arise are simply part of the process of healing. Just as remembering that a retreat is an intense period of time where serious soul searching takes place can help us allow whatever my happen to us fully unfold . Going on a retreat may sound like a vacation. But most retreat experiences ask you to look deep within you and this can be tad uncomfortable or stir the pot of our soul
Putting our trust in the retreat process will make space for the necessary work we have to do. Making it easier for hearts and minds to explore wholly the inner most reaches of our soul. By paying attention to these messages, we pave the way greater healing and transformation, since spending time in contemplation at a retreat will give us the gift of insight and understanding that we can use in all aspects of our daily lives.
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
― Melody Beattie