Meditation retreats are a wonderful opportunity to pull back from the world and focus on yourself. Meditation offers tools to quieten your thoughts, find your centre, get grounded in yourself, define healthy personal boundaries, listen to your emotions, release old baggage, and envision what you really want to do with your life...
Often it takes some kind of problem or crisis to wake us up, to get us to start paying attention. When something goes 'off' with our life patterns, then we start to pull back and take a deeper look at our lives. In this way, problems are gifts and opportunities for greater awareness. But it is also possible to be spiritually pro-active and stay connected to yourself...
The 4R's of a Meditation Retreat:
Retreats support you in pulling back from your familiar life patterns and reconnecting with yourself on a deeper level. Taking your body out of its routine habits, and putting it in a new environment, allows you to start experiencing yourself in new ways. You may have noticed this if you've traveled or been on vacation...you can start to experience yourself in a different way.
What makes a retreat different than a normal vacation is...it's not just about fun and escaping your life's problems--for a short time. A retreat is an opportunity to get to know yourself better, connect with spirit, and learn tools to create healthier life patterns when you get back home.
Meditation is perhaps the ultimate tool to get to know yourself. When you know yourself...you can know what you want. You can choose which old life patterns you want to let go of, or change. And you can choose which new life patterns you want to create.
The best retreats are not just about relaxing and unwinding for a short time and then going back to the same old unhealthy life patterns. A meditation retreat offers practical tools which you can apply back home. So first--you pull away from your life to get perspective and learn new tools, and then--you return to your life with insights and a toolkit to create healthier life patterns.
Even if you don't have time or money to go to a retreat somewhere else, remember you can always create mini-retreats for yourself. Yes--you can travel somewhere to meditate. And you can also meditate at home!
It's less about where your body is and more about your spiritual intent. The purpose of a retreat is to pull back from the world and connect with yourself on a deeper level. Meditating at home is also a great way to give yourself mini retreats in daily life.
Brain Training Meditation Retreats
Consider going on a meditation retreat with a twist... Brain training retreats combine meditation with leading-edge computer technology to optimize your brain function. Brainwave training enhances spiritual awareness and your ability to meditate. Deeply relaxing, neurologically balancing, and the benefits continue to develop well after the retreat has completed. Find out more about Brain Training Meditation Retreats.
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