Ever wished that time would slow down so that you could catch up with it? Or that the world would stop spinning for a while so that you could get off? Have you perhaps wanted to find deeper fulfilment in life? If so, then it's probably time you treated yourself to a spiritual retreat.
What's that you're thinking? – no time to pull yourself away from work, family or friends for a fortnight or even a week? No problem; a spiritual retreat depends more on the quality of your time than the quantity of it. Even a weekend can be sufficient to release your tensions, relax your mind and uplift your spirits.
What is a spiritual retreat?
A spiritual retreat is not so much about getting away from it all as it is about getting in touch with yourself, retreating from your everyday outer world in order to experience your inner realms, spending time with yourself instead of others in order to uncover eternal truths often hidden by day–to–day realities.
It's a time to strengthen the self and replenish your personal power.
A spiritual retreat is about silence and stillness–silence of the mind as much as of the tongue; stillness of the spirit as much as of the body.
Silence and stillness enable you to step away from the bustle of ‘doing’ and re–familiarise yourself with ‘being’. In fact the deepest part of your being, the soul, is silent and still. The peace and serenity you’ve been searching for lie within – it’s just that you've forgotten how to experience them.
Spiritual Retreats – Benefits
A spiritual retreat can help you re-discover and cultivate spiritual awareness. Once you've experienced this higher consciousness, once you've learned to re–connect with your eternal self, you can move out again into the bustle of life with a fresh perspective.
You’ll have found new purpose and meaning to life and the way you connect with others and the world.
So go on, treat yourself to a spiritual retreat!