Sometimes in our daily life the rhythm of what we need to do determines the pattern of our days and weeks. And we miss time to simply be, just think, or work quietly on a project that is dear to our heart. Sometimes we long for silence, and sometimes we fear it.
And so you are being invited to bring some work you care about into the retreat. It may be something you have been longing to write, some art work, the exploration of some new ideas, or contemplation of questions you have been holding for a while.
In this retreat, we purposely seek the combination of silence and work. Silence invites us to engage with life, it helps us to notice and become more aware. It may also help as a holding space for creative work, for contemplating new ideas.
By bringing work and silence together, this week becomes an invitation to explore how our spirit and spirituality nurture our work. Working Silence has been inspired by time spent in monastic rhythms, and by silent retreats developed in collaboration with Group Relations International (www.grouprelations.org)