“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it … and love them.” - Rumi
Mostly silent retreat:
Discovering our barriers to loving freely
Are you ready to find the path to deeper connection ... through meditation, reflection, and interaction?
Here’s a story by David Foster Wallace:
There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, “Morning, boys, how’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, “What the hell is water?”
We are defined by the roles we have learned so well, the beliefs so deeply conditioned, the ways of being so intrinsic to how we relate to the world. The more core these beliefs are, the more difficult they are to see clearly. They are the water we swim in.
How do we begin to unwind our essential being from the water we swim in? How do we come fully into ourselves so we can truly connect with others?
You are invited to join this experience of individual, dyadic, and group meditation, exploration, and interaction to “seek and find the barriers within yourself, and love them.” As we see clearly the hurt and hardened layers, and love them, they begin to fall away, opening us to the possibility of deeper, more authentic connection. The retreat will include experiences that invite deep dives into the barriers that separate us, and time and space to hold those barriers skillfully and tenderly, both alone and with others.
This is a deepening practice retreat for those who have an established awareness practice and an ability to stay with emotion. If you would like to attend this retreat, please schedule a no-fee appointment here: https://bookappointmentwithcynthia
October 16-20, 2019
Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center, Jamestown, Colorado
This retreat center is 180 acres of extraordinary beauty and quiet, next to a national forest. The lodge is a simple wooden historic structure with private and double rooms, and several shared bathrooms. It has a wonderful, peaceful energy. There is a meditation/gathering room where we will meet some of the time, and also outdoor spaces which we will make use of when the weather invites us. There are walking trails with beautiful vistas and many serene places for solitary time. The RMERC website offers details.
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