Retreat: 1. An act or process of withdrawing especially from what is difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable 2. A place of privacy or safety 3. a period of group withdrawal for prayer, meditation, study, or instruction under a director
So who has time for any of that nonsense? Maybe a better question is who can afford NOT to retreat from time to time.
We all could use a time and place where we feel safe to examine our circumstances, plan for the future or learn a new skill.
With that next windfall, instead of upgrading your smartphone or flatscreen, consider funding an experience that could enhance your life.
I’ve just returned from a week’s retreat in Montana. It was not in our budget, it was a long flight and it was way, way outside my comfort zone.
It was also educational, energizing, relaxing, grounding, motivating, creative and a heck of a good time. I’d say that was money well spent.