Friday, September 11, 2009
Why is the act of Retreating a spiritual displine? A good retreat involves a radical change of context, where the rhythms and clutter of everyday life are exchanged for an environment in which they cease (at least momentarily) to be relevant. In that new context you are able to become more aware of your self and of the voice of God. Retreats are therefore close to essential for repentance, times of discernment, and the interpretation of scripture. Ideally everyday will include a retreat of some sort, and working in more substantial retreats to the rhythms of your week, months, and year, is a core principle of self care and spiritual growth.