My silent day each month -if you’d like to join me, let me know.
“Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.”
Why a day of silence?
In Maya Angelou’s words above it’s good to take a day away. Stillness and silence can be notable by its absence in our lives and its benefits great. Going easy on the need to think, or to do, the mind and body can become still. An image I’ve always liked since I heard it years ago on a retreat was that of swimming down a river. Climbing out onto the bank one can watch a while, rest and rejoin the stream with a renewed energy and overview and maybe even some new clarity gained from a new perspective.
In my experience a day can do wonders – if you are curious and have questions let me know.
I follow this schedule to give the day some structure –
if you are doing it too – let me know we can do some of it together on zoom
7-7.30 morning silent meditation
9-9.30 breakfast with contemplation
10 talk/journaling exercise
11 tea break
11.30 journal ing pt 2
12.30-1 lunch with a read contemplation
from 1-3 quiet walking/further journaling/napping )
3 Guided deep relaxation
4 end 🙂 quiet evening optional 🙂