Can you imagine honest to goodness real peace and quiet?
Can you imagine no talking for 2 days?
No answering questions, no answering phones, no giving directions or telling anyone what they need to do?
I can!! For the past 13 years I have gone on a silent retreat once a year. Does the idea of no talking scare you? It scares a few of my friends, but I LOVE IT!!! I feel soooooooo relaxed and renewed when those two days are over. Could it be having my meals cooked for me? Or having all the dishes magically cleaned up? Could it be NO PHONES?? It's all those things and so much more! St. Anthony's visit it here, http://www.sarcenter.com/index.html is an awesome, wonderful, peaceful place where you can let the spirit speak to your soul.
99% of those retreats have been with my good friend Cookie, and 1 was with my dad. They have all been wonderful. I like to take along my art supplies and draw outside, something I don't normally take time to do in my real life. And yes, I have even brought quilting with me! Once I brought a wall hanging I was working on for Cookie so I could tell her that I had quilted it at our favorite spots.
Eleven more sleeps! I can hardly wait!