On our journey of self-discovery, it’s important for us to learn how to slow down in life.
If anyone still needs to learn how to slow down, it’s yours truly.
I tend to keep myself extremely busy. Not only is it hard for me to slow down, but learning how to sit in quietness brings about much anxiety.
In fact, just a couple of days ago, I met a couple who went to a seven-day silent retreat. SEVEN DAYS! Not only was there no talking and an eight hour meditation for seven days, there was no eye contact allowed, no physical touch. Nothing. Zip. Nada.
My stomach clenched into a hard rock of fear. No way in hell could I do that!
Yet I realized that I need to do that. I need that challenge. It’s a part of me that’s still wounded.
Next came the excuses. “I can’t get the time off work to do that.”
You can do it during vacation.
“I don’t have the money.”
“Any time I’m home I’ve got the kids. I can’t expect my ex to take them for over a week.” My body relaxed. There’s the excuse that will keep me safe.
Ok, one day I will go to this retreat. I will take the plunge. I will take the challenge. I will see what healing it brings for me.
By starting this site, it will force me to be accountable to follow my own advice.
Let’s all learn how to nurture our child by slowing down and relaxing. Use the tools on this page to help you slow down.