June 10, 2018
It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve had the chance to write. How are you my friend? Finding a little joy and reprieve from this hectic demanding world I hope.
Relocation for me is done now and I failed miserably at paring down with any semblance of the pre mentioned 'two robes and a bowl' being the picture of my worldly needs. I am not destined for the life of a monk yet, I guess. ;)
Although I didn’t expect reducing/packing of both home and business at the same time to be a cakewalk, adding a goal to minimize by 75% was a bit of a massive undertaking and I did not succeed.
Since I was packing up my personal life and moving my business, I couldn't gage what size truck to hire and decided to be safe with 26 feet. When the truck was loaded with the studio (picture left) I was very sure that a 26' truck was an overkill as I had in my mind very little belongings left. When the truck was finished at my house (picture right) we reached the door. At that point I had to laugh realizing that my reduction job was far from done, but my energy reserve was now in dire need to replenish. So this mindful practice will be revisited again at a later date. The exercise is liberating but extremely hard work. Pursuing the life of a snail is much harder than you may think.
any or all.. e n j o y 2 0 % O F F J u n e 1 1 - 2 1 ; - )
This week I will start organizing Ireland retreat details for 2019. The dates are May 12th - 18th and September 1st - 7th. If you would like to join a small group of people on a week of nurturing your inner peace amidst the tranquil and tantalizing landscape of the Burren region of County Clare, email me and I'll send you what you need.
Every day begins with setting a specific intention. Morning meditation is accompanied with crystal singing bowls. Breakfasts are nutritious deliciousness. We spend the days hiking to sacred sites, doing yoga, contemplative creative projects, foraging, reflective writing, or being embraced with music or heartful conversation. The week is filled with teachings, both subtle and direct to help us replace the stresses in our lives with a mindful presence and learn ways to ease our hearts. Hope you can join me.
always with love, a lotus and a smile,
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