It is essential sometimes to go “on retreat”, to stop everything that you have been doing, to stop completely and just be. To look at your life, how you have been doing things and see things objectively, perhaps differently. Without this separation, we can unfortunately just keep on ‘repeating’, like machines. Retreats are like letting fresh air into your mind. By removing ourselves from our familiar surroundings and busy schedules, retreats afford us the opportunity to see accumulated habits of distraction and begin to soften them. Then in removing everything we do that is not supportive of living our best life, doing retreats realign us with our deepest values, helping us discover ways to upgrade how we live our lives on a daily basis.
Many of our unskilful choices stem from unconscious patterns of unaware living, shielding us from the inherent simple joy in ordinary moments. On retreat, we often uncover not only what habits are destructive but learn how to work skillfully with them. See our latest retreat here: Mt Burrell Wellness Retreat.