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I Begin Again.

So it’s been what, about 2 years since my last post?  Yeah, I’m not good at this.  Here’s the thing, I mean well.  I want to do better and strive to be a better version of myself. 414 more words

The Quieter Side of Koh Phanyan

The tiny shaven-headed nun stands, bows and leaves us. All 27 of us file silently out of the hall. Eye contact is avoided and fledgling friendships are forgotten as each guest begins to withdraw inside their own head. 1,673 more words

Bead control

I once taught a prayer bracelet workshop at a silent retreat. That was very difficult for me. I normally want to control things, and when I can’t talk, I can’t control. 357 more words

Religious And Spiritual

"Silent Retreat" (2014) Review

After receiving an assault charge, Janey (Chelsea Jenish) is sent to a silent meditation facility in order to avoid jail time. After her arrival, she meets the Doctor (Robert Nolan) – the strict head of the facility who explains that Janey must not speak to, or interact with, any of the other young girls, and that she will be released only after she is truly “fixed.” Located deep in the woods, the secluded facility is home to a dark, disturbing secret that Janey must face head-on if she ever wants to escape. 202 more words


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I took the bus this morning. Usually my husband drives me to the subway. This morning the cable guy was coming and my husband needed to be home for that. 105 more words

Reflecting on a Day of Reflection

On Saturday we had our full day of mindful meditation as part of the eight week MBSR course. As the resident “quiet” girl in the class, you could say this was my time to shine – we were silent for six hours straight. 1,479 more words


Kind to Myself at a Silent Retreat

A Year of Being Kind blog – Saturday, September 20, 2014

Kind to Myself at a Silent Retreat

I spent today in silence. At least, most of the day. 416 more words