I always learn something about myself when I go on retreat:
- the tenacity of my ego;
- the power of perspective;
- the grace of letting things just be;
- the beauty of my spirit…
In the most recent retreat I completed, the primary themes that kept surfacing for me were flexibility and spontaneity (as in, I need to continue to open to these factors in my life, and keep practicing them every day – even in small, simple ways). These related items have the potential to crop up in a variety of contexts and settings – and one that surfaced for me is my blogging. Up to this point, I have maintained a strict posting schedule for this blog (daily for the first year, then three times a week for the six months following that). This experience has been incredibly enjoyable, but I do think it’s time for a shift. Specifically, I feel like it’s time for me to begin posting to this space when I truly feel like doing so. I want this blog to remain a place of playfulness, and writing an activity to enjoy – instead of both potentially turning into yet another ‘obligation’ in my life. As a result, I’m going to modify my posting ‘schedule’ once again – specifically, to drop the idea of adhering to a fixed schedule. Instead, I want to play with creating writings for this blog as I feel called to do so. I suspect I will write at least one post every week (and certainly more on some weeks) – but I want to stay open, and see what evolves naturally.
I did have some other awarenesses pop up on the retreat I attended; but the notion of flexibility and spontaneity were the biggies. Now, if you are a curious person (with quite a bit of free time on your hands) and you want to read the copious and detailed notes I took during my latest meditation venture, let me know – and if I know you well, I’ll send them along to you via email. [Warning: The document is 15 pages long – so be careful what you ask for…] 😉 Otherwise, I’ll see you back here at some point in the future – and probably sooner rather than later. 🙂
Bye for now!