If you are planning a retreat this year or even a mini-vacation, it is wise to plan ahead for a potential shift in your mindset. Most of us have been stuck in the same routine and environment for so long that even a slight change in our surroundings can create a powerful internal shift. Now consider traveling overseas or attending a week-long retreat and you may blow your circuitry wide open…and that’s a good thing!
WHY DO WE RETREAT?
We go on retreats to get away from it all and collect our energy again. All of the energy that is otherwise spread out in multiple directions gets refocused for inner growth. All the noise, stress, responsibilities and distractions of everyday life melt away and we are able to get back in touch with who we are and what is important to us.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE RETURN HOME?
We leave our retreat with clarity, an open heart and mind, and renewed energy. We return home rested and reinvigorated. We can’t help but want to bring these qualities home with us and perhaps share our experience with those we love. Unfortunately, for most of us, the daily environment we left behind is right there waiting for us. Our old habits and well-worn routines swallow up our best intentions to bring our retreat experience home.