None of your knowledge, your reading, your connections will be of any use here: two legs suffice, and big eyes to see with.
Walk alone, across mountains or through forests. You are nobody to the hills or the thick boughs heavy with greenery. You are no longer a role, or a status, not even an individual, but a body, a body that feels sharp stones on the paths, the caress of long grass and the freshness of the wind.
When you walk, the world has neither present nor future: n
Embarking on a retreat, we may be seeking solitude, silence; some respite from the ravenous requirements of society and our own need to feed them. This space of contemplative seclusion is well supported and freely available to our retreat participants, but sitting alongside the alone time, community and connections of surprising depth and beauty can be forged. In the container consciously created by the retreat space - one of support, safety, honouring and allowing - we can s