Yes you guessed it – Saturday morning – so a snuggle up with my book won! Not much of a challenge really – wet cold dreary morning or reading tucked under the doona warm and cosy. As it turned out what an achievement I finished the book – something I never do. I read it from cover to cover. I’m pretty happy about that as the book was part of my homework from my retreat.
I enjoyed my indulgence like never before however the day and the shower summoned.
Now why would I need homework after a retreat? A retreat followed up with homework keeps the focus on all that has been discovered, unearthed or dug up from the depths of our emotional web. Our souls and energy keep hold onto all the stuff (good and bad) that has driven us to where we are now. The bad stuff can hold us back from being the truly magnificent souls we can be. Our childhood may be filled with joy, innocence and family memories to cherish but not all of us experience our early days the same way. Personal development is part of coming to terms with who we are today that began in our yesterdays.
Exploring self development books can give insights into our behaviour and why we do what we do. It is a great way to inspire and begin the process of creating new thoughts channelling a better you. A retreat is a way of accelerating that knowledge and fast tracking personal growth. I would recommend you explore personal growth retreats as I did. Not knowing where I would end up but my search lead me to the Hoffman Retreat in Byron Bay and this is the Mother and Father of all retreats!
If you have done the Hoffman Process you will understand that this is the BIG ONE! I can assure you’ll never be the same again and that is a good thing as the insights you will have from this retreat will ensure you look at your way of being through very different eyes. If you keep this focus and stay with the awareness you have learnt during this retreat your life’s pathway should unfold with different footsteps.
So what have I learnt during this retreat – a new type of behaviour – to look and understand the patterns of thought that have played around inside my head. I will explain next time, so keep tuned……….