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In life we find thousands of ways to retreat from reality. As a student I used going out and drinking as a short cut from reality and this can be a hard habit to shake off. 360 more words

Mindfulness Bishop's Stortford

a silent retreat near Montopoli Val D'Arno

An old Tuscan farmhouse renovated artistically and nestled among ancient olive trees, was what met me as my host and I drove to my next destination. 984 more words


A Silent Retreat through the Sahara Desert P1.

After my ethereal experiences in the alternative world I searched for a more natural experience that would keep me anchored to this world and this time. 558 more words


Rain Murmurs Gently

Rain falls on the gazebo roof
and murmurs gently
in the surrounding forest

I sit here with the stone lion
who gazes with undivided attention… 93 more words


Self-care in the digital age

Occasionally, managing e-mails and photo storage is overwhelming, and the delusion that I am succeeding at the task evaporates. During a recent bout editing three storage Clouds, I found Charlotte Kasl’s book, … 725 more words


Monastery Immaculate Conception

150 Sisters of Saint Benedict live in community in Ferdinand, Indiana.  Here are some pictures I took when I went on a silent retreat there. 516 more words

Religious And Spiritual

Soul Path

Into the silence I retreat,

Rousing thoughts and memories,



No longer who I was,

No nearer where I’m going.

Distanced from thinking,

Closer to knowing. 41 more words