Starting tomorrow morning, I will be in retreat mode.
No laptop. No cell-phone (except for emergencies). No books, no magazines, no media. For the better part of the week, no talking.
It will be a challenge to be sure. One I will embrace. A time to turn off. To slow down. To meditate. To be in nature. To be of service. It’s where I’m happiest, and also most emotional. It’s usually tearful, almost always difficult, and it’s what I live for.
I know this is an extreme way to start off my blog, but hopefully it will help you tune into where I’m coming from. I’m going to try to bring the retreat home. I’m going to try to embrace the things in my life I love, and the things that I love doing. I’m on a mission for a balanced life, but more intimately, I’m on a mission to find inner happiness. Inner peace.
I don’t think it’s just some hokey concept. I also don’t think it’s easy. It takes more guts then I’ve had to date. It takes more gusto, more vigour, more enthusiasm, more love for one’s self then I thought I’d ever have. And I’m going to attempt it.
Follow me. It’s a life-long journey. The journey, in the end, is the goal. Happiness is found in every smile, can be chosen with every breath. It’s not a destination, it’s a state of being. I’m going to try to be free. To be happy and free. Yes!
[and with that, I will be gone for 10 days. Updates to begin regularly upon return]