A friend returned to work today after taking a 10-day meditation retreat at nearby Dhamma Mahavana in North Fork, CA still reeling from everything that she had experienced there… and I don’t necessarily mean in a good way. Her description of what she went through pretty much terrified me. Correct that, terrifies me. Present tense. She was talking about pain – emotional and physical. Nearly beyond endurance.
So, after talking with Tom this evening, if I can get the days off, I’m going to sign up.
Maybe it’s a birthday challenge appropriate for a milestone birthday.
Maybe it’s something that deep inside I know is just what I need – even if it is excruciating to get there.
OK – but this can’t just happen in isolation, right? Time to start meditating now. Tom suggested 40 days of 40 min of meditation just prior to the retreat in a sort of birthday challenge style, but I feel like I would need to build up to even that.