Tomorrow I’m heading out for my annual first full week of December silent retreat ( I really do need to come up with a better name for it, don’t I?). I’m heading to a place called Pelican House. It’s an amazingly simple ocean front house on the coast of NC. If you’re ever looking to retreat, I can’t recommend this place highly enough.
I won’t be alone. Over the course of the week, I’ll be sharing Pelican House with 10 other folk. Some I know well and some I’ll be meeting for the first time. All of us will be looking for the same thing – peace and quiet.
Some years I fill my car with books, projects and other STUFF to DO while I’m away. This year I’m not. I’m taking my journal, another journal I share with a friend, some tea/coffee/M&Ms/almonds and my clothes. And I can hardly wait.
I can’t remember being more excited about having a week of (mostly) silent/still time. I’m not sure why. Maybe I’m going to receive some Great Answer – although I’m not sure what questions I’m taking.
All I do know is that I’m ready.
How does silence fit into your life?