I do a silent day each month and I like the idea of doing it alongside others sometimes and making a space to share after if you’re interested 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.”

Maya Angelou

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 a contemplation

10 talk/journaling exercise

11 tea break

11.30 journaling pt 2

12.30-1 lunch with a read contemplation

from 1-3 quiet walking/further journaling/napping )

3 Guided deep relaxation

4 end.

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