Upon returning from Cloud Mountain, my daughter had this cartoon from the New Yorker waiting for me:
Returning to the 'real' world after two weeks of noble silence has been, let's just say, weird . . . Our teacher had warned us.
This morning, I woke up determined to keep the momentum from the retreat. Heeding Leigh's advice, I sat for forty five minutes, and I intend to continue every day. According to Leigh, it takes thirty minutes for the mind to settle, and the real benefit of the sitting only starts to kick in after that time.
There is much I want to share about the retreat. I will parse it out over the next few weeks.