I once went to a silent retreat and ended up at a garage sale with four other retreaters. 🤣 People who don’t consciously carve out time for retreats often ask me why I go. We have all spent SO MUCH time at home this year. The beautiful thing about retreat is that it takes you out of the everyday so you can come back to it better.
Peer supported retreats are so different because it creates a circle, instead of the hierarchies we are used to in daily life. We feel less judged and benefit from many voices in the safety of a vulnerable, authentic space. And it’s damn good fun to be together.
At retreat I found new techniques for my self-defeating patterns. I’ve made deep connections with others and watched people get to know themselves in a way they just can’t with demands of family, work, illness, and the daily grind nipping at them. It’s always a conscious experience that will leave you with something.
My friend said, “I went on a retreat about finding my life’s purpose. I was just in the wrong space to get much out of it…” Then she paused, “but I guess it wasn’t shortly after that I made the decision to go back to school for Education.” The magic sometimes happens without us even realizing it.
Retreats have been part of my life since I decided to change for the better. They are huge opportunities to realign, rest, create ways to improve your life, meet great people.
Try it! You might love it! Aug. 28 for just one day and your life could definitely change for the better. Willingness brings rewards.
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