Planning our Roses by the Sea "Retreat" prompted me to look up the word "retreat" in the dictionary.
retreat - riˈtrēt/
It left me cold and uninspired. Recently I've found several words in the dictionary that seem to be lacking. There are so many people pouring into my life recently who have a gentler, more spiritual view of the world. It may be time for a dictionary with a broader, more spiritual perspective!
A few moments after consulting the dictionary, a friend called to read me a quote she thought I might like about why we need to take time for retreats!
"Taking a retreat is about stepping out of your ordinary existence to listen and attune to your truest, most authentic self. It is about being self-referenced to become self-restored. It is about trusting what you experience as sacred without the need for external sanction. It is setting apart time to tend the hearth of your inner life, feed your muse, reclaim your dreams. A place to reaffirm your values by giving yourself permission to do what you need when you need it, not when you think you should or when someone else thinks you should. About using loving self-discipline to push past limiting beliefs, to instigate change, to bring closure."
~ Jane Louden
"My mission is
to help others see and cherish the beauty,
romance and treasures within and around them
that are often dismissed or completely overlooked."
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