I had never been on a silent retreat before. But right now I was headed to Crestone, Colorado for five days of silence with a teacher who was recommended to me by a dear friend. When I arrived, there were 40 people who were all from different parts of the country, and who all had different motivations, but who had all been drawn to this place by something. Some had been members of this community for many years, and some had never met the teacher or anyone else there before.
A client of mine loves to surf and travels to exotic locations around the world to enjoy his passion. He loves the challenge, the energy of the ocean and the freedom he experiences on the water. You should see the smile that comes on his face when he talks about it. It’s a smile you rarely saw when we started working together and it was rare that he got on his board.