I told my brother in a week's time I'm going to do a 10-day silent meditation retreat. He laughed out loud. I can't blame him. He knows me. For me to sit still or stop talking for 10 minutes is a big ask, let alone 10 hours a day.
So why am I doing it?
I want to discover how life feels when I am not being run by "monkey mind." I want to dedicate 10 days to stepping outside of the Matrix to see Reality (and myself) as it is. Ultimately, I want to live my life more on purpose and unencumbered by "stuff" than I ever have before.
Am I apprehensive? You bet. But I'm also inspired. Simon recently did the same course. When I saw how clear, centered and inspired he became through the process, I thought to myself, "I'll have what he had." He's actually been inspired to develop a new business teaching meditation. Check out his website: www.simonjonesmeditation.com.
Maybe stillness comes easily to you, maybe it doesn't, but I want to know this: How might your life be different if stillness moved you beyond the story you tell about yourself?