Just back from retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella, along with Nancy and Greg, the cooks, and twenty six other retreatants. I remember what it felt like on the first day, exactly a week ago:
no computer, no cell phone, no talking, no reading books, no shopping, no drama, no to-do, no swimming, no driving, no biking, no cooking, no appointments, no dogs to walk, . . .
No other option but,
being with myself, and making the best of it,
being with body aches, and the tyranny of thoughts, and uncertain emotions,
being with 'don't likes'
being with myself.