When I was in my thirties, I loved what I did for a living. I used to get excited to go to work. The position gave me a flexibility I appreciated, because as long as I was doing the work, I could start and end my days when I liked. However, I remember one particular project I worked on that … Continue reading
Suddenly I was wide awake.
With dread, I looked over at the clock on the nightstand, hoping I wouldn’t see what I knew I would…1:30 a.m.! I’d been asleep for less than three hours, and if this night was like all the nights of the past six months, it meant I was awake for the rest of the … Continue reading
“I’m sleeping somewhere else tonight.”
As I spoke those words, my eyes locked on the road and my mind scrambled to figure out where I was going to stay. Knowing where I’d sleep didn’t matter in the moment though, what mattered was proving to my partner that they couldn’t hurt … Continue reading
What we learned from people coming here to do meditation retreats
People often come here for a few days or a week to do a meditation retreat in a cabin. Over time, we heard many of them say how they struggled to simply meditate all day, suddenly. And it's not surprising. Often, retreatants … Continue reading
You can find Part 1 of this blog here.
[Quick Recap - we're looking at areas that can make our whole life into a supportive container that helps our fluency, in whatever we're trying to learn. We need this container, whether we're talking about the Russian language, spiritual growth, a … Continue reading