100 Days of Wisdom: Wisdom Day 84 – The Wisdom of Retreat

Wisdom Day 84: The Wisdom of Retreat

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When you feel highly sensitive, retreating into your personal sanctum can give you an opportunity to relax and refresh yourself. Time spent alone in the comfort of your home allows you to recover from over-stimulation and quiet your mind. You won’t have to brace yourself against an omnipresent tide of sights, sounds, scents, and emotional triggers. You can exercise full control over your environment and the tension in your mind and body will be able to freely drain away. Retreating from the world today—even for just a few moments—will give you the time and serenity that you need. ~ DailyOm.com 12/23/14

Teenage girl praying outdoors at twilight. Shallow DOF.I couldn’t have said it better myself!

As an only child, I am already attuned to the beat of my own drum; and quiet as it’s kept, I often prefer it. I’m an extroverted introvert, and I can play life grand or small with equal ease. Sometimes I lovingly withdraw within myself. But on other occasions, there are times when the world, my world is too loud, too demanding … too much and I retreat! In those moments, my nest feels more like a bunker than an ashram. And I can lock myself in.

This DailyOm.com message, however, reminds me that it’s okay to call “time out” and spend some quality “me” time in the comfort of my familiar, my cocoon, my world. It’s all about intention and perspective. Instead of conjuring the energy of a white flag-waving retreat, I can summon the energy of self-care, self-love and create a loving space of self-renewal.

The end of another year is fast approaching. But instead of creating a laundry list of resolutions, I RESOLVE to relax, relate and …. RETREAT!

Be well … & WISE!

Tonya Marie


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