Second revelation of being on a silent retreat for seven days. Thoughts come and thoughts go. They are just that thoughts. There were over 211 others who were participating on this virtual retreat 22 countries represented and yes even though it was virtual there was a connection. Taking time to just be present is a gift, yet it is also hard. I did break my silence on Thursday because as I was doing my meditation walk a puppy appeared, scared, lost and just wanting someone to see him. I walked around my neighborhood asking if he belonged to anyone, nope, drove him around a further parameter, nope no one looking for him. I took him to my vets office South Monroe Animal Hospital they found his owner. Thank goodness he was chipped. I left and entered back into the retreat until it ended on Friday.
Would I ever do this again YES! 100% I will do another one. Why? Because I was able to dive deeper into my meditation practice. I was able to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of connecting at the deepest level. This is a journey I have been on for quite some time, but I am just diving deeper than ever before. I started with Transcendental Meditation about ten years ago thanks to Donna M. Anderson, but really didn't gain much. Then I connected with Kelly Powers my mentor and friend. He introduced me to the simplicity of stop, pause, breathe and receive. Ever since then I have been on this journey of just being present, being aware of how I am reacting and diving deeper into just being. A deep bow of appreciation to all of you, These practices have helped me while caring for mom and her passing. Grief is handled by everyone in their own unique way. I am just grateful I was able to be present during this part of the journey.
The necklace I am holding in this picture is one my mom had designed for me when my father passed 31 years ago this December 1st. It is his wedding band with her diamond. She told me then it was so I would always have them with me. I know and feel that they are.
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