Life has a strange way of leading you down a path that triggers situations that you were so sure you had dealt with years back. So for me, when this happens, I need to break away and retreat from this manic world.
Most often I don’t go too far, and whilst many packed up for a fun filled getaway over the Easter long weekend, I packed a bag and off I went to the Nan Hua Buddist Temple for a Meditation Retreat.
Different cultures and beliefs interest me greatly, even though I don’t spend nearly enough time exploring and learning about them.
The words “Spiritual” & “Religious” are often confused for one and the same, yet there is a great difference between them. I am not going to go into the definitions as we all know 2 topics many are passionate about but refrain from chatting about is Politics and Religion LOL
Meditation is not for everyone, nor do I expect everyone to relate to it but for me, it has made a difference in my way of thinking, my way of being since the Meditation Retreat.
We were taught different meditation positions, experienced walking meditation and music meditation and finally the Tai Chi sessions that allowed our bodies to move gracefully and so freely.
To explain the experience that is so within me, body, mind and soul is rather challenging so I am hoping that the photos I took, will show a different side of my photography. A level of my creativity that I discovered existed but was being trapped by the crazy lifestyle, the rushing thoughts and the lack of quietness.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Meditation Retreat, you can email me directly and I will share my experience, but in a nut shell, it was so beneficial that I have signed up for the next retreat in September later this year.
I have committed to meditating daily, for the positive outcome is priceless and most certainly worth the 30 minutes I dedicate to quieting my mind and nourishing my soul.