I did it again. I apologize. I’m still somewhat discombobulated after cramming so much travel into a short time.
My trip was a short retreat at a monastery. I am not remotely spiritual. However, I have yet to find any other places that offer such enveloping calm. I love my work. It can also be very stressful. Occasionally I need to fully withdraw from my usual life and seek the quiet. I’ve visited several different communities by using their retreat facilities.
This latest community has a moderately large vegetable garden. I helped gather what was ready for harvest and sowed other crops for later in the year. I tried to actually be helpful and not create more work for the overseer by my incompetence. I’m not certain I met that goal but they were kind enough to remain silent. I knew I’d needed to visit. It wasn’t until returning home that I realized just how much I had needed to go.
Be kind to yourself. You have one body and life. Use them to maximise the good you do.Embed from Getty Images