After announcing our June 2019 retreat, the “I’m Giving Up Personal Development” Retreat, I wondered if it sounds as though we are all about hedonism. That we would eat, drink, and mindlessly abuse ourselves to within an inch of our lives. This retreat is just the opposite! Our intention is to mindfully allow the direct and full experience of the kindredness of ourselves with all the glory and beauty life has to offer. On a river boat in France. Because beauty and glory.
Did You Know?
The research of my PhD dissertation, Sailing As a Transformational Experience, revealed that most individuals experienced transformation when they momentarily experienced a oneness with the boat and with nature. They transcended what they believed defined them: relationships, work, power, activities. They expanded their sense of self to include what they once took for granted: beauty, nature, water, wind, sky, clouds, rocks, grass and dirt. They embraced aspects of themselves they hadn’t known existed. And, by doing so they were inspired to live a life that reflected the kindredness of their soul with life. They came to know themselves as their Greater Selves!