Silent retreat: go for it!
“The most valuable thing we can do for the psyche, occasionally, is to let it rest, wander, live in the changing light of room, not try to be or do anything whatever.”
Registration for the 2017 SpiritRest Silent Retreat is underway. We are delighted to have a combination of returning retreatants and first time retreatants.
In this, our second year, we are seeing more curiosity and openness to the idea of silent retreat. Last year's Facebook ad garnered incredulous comments: Can people really be quiet for five days?!?! Who would even want to try?
This year's ad (so far) is eliciting comments from people excited to attend, yearning to attend, and encouraging people to attend. Just this morning someone posted a testimonial to the benefits of silence and urged "If you can do it...go for it."
If you can do it, go for it. The SpiritRest Silent Retreat is July 16-21 in Santa Barbara, CA. Early registration closes tomorrow, and prices increase $25 through June 15, when late registration will open for two weeks.
With all that is going on in the world and in our lives, don't forget that caring for yourself is a priority too. Read more about our daily schedule...
Rev. Sharon Wylie
SpiritRest's Worship Leader