This past weekend my roommate and I decided to take some time to really take stock of our lives and rejuvenate and nurture our souls.We turned off all the phones, internet, car and clocks so that we could really attune to the important things.
Our retreat consisted of delicious food, massage, qigong, satsang with adya, silent meditation, toning, laughing, singing, reading, painting and more painting, silent magical mindful walks in the neighbourhood....and mostly, well, simply being (my favourite thing of all).
It was incredible experiencing life without a sense of time. We ate when we were hungry and slept when we were tired, rather than when the clock dictated we 'should'. Time seemed to stretch on and on....it was as if we were on retreat for weeks rather than days (in a good way!).
So what have I learned from this experience?....(or rather 'un'-learned)?
That not having 'enough time' to do something important is just an illusion. That there is no need for clocks unless the outside world requires my focus and attention (I'm sure my clients appreciate my being on time!). That all we need is love. Truly. And that there's nothing I miss that I don't already have within me, my home, and my relationship.
It's all right here. So simple. So pure.
Ok, so I already had a pretty good sense of that prior to this weekend, but those of you who know me well, know that I'd never turn down an opportunity to go even deeper :)
What's stopping you from planning your own home retreat? Or maybe you have and have some stories to share? If so, I'd love to hear them!
Until soon....many blessings to all sentient beings everywhere.