Retreat Day 1
Everyone has finally arrived and all 140 of us have settled into the resort in Coffs Harbor. I feel like I have been here for a week already! We have three temples, a shop…and the resort has a wonderful restaurant overlooking the sea and they have created a veggie menu just for us. They are really wonderful. Everyone seems in good spirits and the word is:
“Get ready for your life to completely change”
Shakti Durga, the retreat leader, pulled a virtue card for the retreat yesterday. More about these cards can be found at www.virtuesproject.com
It was “ZEAL”
– passion for what we deeply value
-We give it our all
-we do all we can to serve a cause we believe to be true
-we need to tolerate others with different beliefs
-it illuminates the smallest task with joy
-I have a deep sense of purpose
-I give all I have
-I am considerate of the perspective of others
-I work with joyous energy
Things to ponder:
-Do I give my all to the causes I believe in?
-Where am I not tolerant of other people’s ideas and beliefs?
-Where do I lack joy?