Turning 50, retreat!
I read a quote a while back, I'm not sure who wrote it, but it made me laugh and go on a retreat!
"Somewhere, some poor fool is sitting in the mountains by a waterfall without a phone and has no idea what is going on."
I turned 50 on 11/28/20! I was looking forward to this occasion! I had been viewing it as a chance to reflect on my first 18,250 days. To look at accomplishments, relationships, my experience as a human. I had plans to travel and visit friends and go to places I've never seen.
As the day grew closer, I realized it would not make sense in our current state. So I booked a cabin with a wood stove and an outhouse. I shut down my technology, turned off the clock, and went into the silence with one book and a journal.
I was walking through my favorite used book store a few days before I left; everything felt muted, brown, and dusty when I caught a glimpse of something glowing from the floor. It was Eckhart Tolle's book entitled Power of Now. I read this book back in 2007 while living at a silent meditation retreat center, and I remember how it affected me greatly and changed my life view; I picked it up, and it immediately started to draw me into a more in-depth view.
I sat in that cabin, and focused my breath on the moment, and pointed my consciousness on my inner being. I remembered what a lot of humans and I had forgotten. We were born to live in joy; we are here to be excited about life; we are here to share our gifts, love our neighbors, and end our suffering.
I remembered that no material item or job or trip would do this for me.
I remembered that I am not my past.
I remembered that I am not my future.
I remembered that I am not the constant chatter of my mind.
I remembered that I AM.
I am right here in this moment that at this moment there is no problem. I have so much to be grateful for and that this moment and every moment can be a launching pad to peace, joy, success, and, yes, freedom from suffering.
Waking up to this level is easier when you are alone and distraction-free. I knew from experience that integrating this back into a busy life would be the real work. To stay present with what is when chaos, confusion, and day-to-day life activities are the moment. And this why a strong foundation is so important. Focusing every day on your Physical Health, Mental Toughness, and Spiritual Connection
I committed to doing what I can every day to wake up and remember and always work to help and support others on their journey!
I have something that I'm working on that I will share with my email list in the coming month. I'm preparing for some experiences that I've been working on my whole life!
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As we move into the heart of the Holiday season, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Winter Solstice, Christmas, and New Years', I hope you a peaceful heart, joyful celebrations, and health for you and your family!
"Be Fierce in your Gently Heartedness"
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