Monday, November 09, 2015

Why Go On Retreat? Weston Priory, Vermont

Over the past few decades I have taken a weekend retreat at Weston Priory. Over these years many have asked why? This past weekend retreat gave me pause to provide some clues to the answer.
Like an apple that refuses to drop to the ground in late fall. Is there something in your life that you are holding to so dearly that your seeds will never bear fruit?
Are you on the fence believing in the power of prayer?

When faced with a difficult, personal decision, do you pray for guidance to choose the right path?

Our daily lives are filled with distractions. When was the last time you sat in the silence of a chapel? 

If you sat in a chair deep in the forest, would you feel the loneliness of separation from loved ones or would you bask in the solitude of the oneness of creation?

If you had to chose to be rock in a stonewall would you chose to be one of the many gray stones laying in a line or a white stone reflecting the warm rays of the sun?

At the end of the day will you accept the love and friendship of coming home? 



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