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Spending Time Within

May 23, 2011

As a mother of twin toddlers, my days get pretty busy and hectic and I forget to take care of myself, I get totally caught up on the to-do lists and errands of each day.
So, lately I was feeling pretty depleted and decided it was time to take a break, a REAL break, I wanted to pamper myself and rest a little bit, my parents were coming to visit us for a long stay so I thought it was my golden opportunity to get away.

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As I was looking for retreat options, I came across a place called Kripalu, a retreat center that offers all sorts of education and training in the arts of living well. So I decided to go there.

Little did I know that my stay in Kripalu, although short, was going to be a time of self discovery, healing, learning and connecting with myself and others, in ways I hadn't known of.

I came back full of inspiration and with plenty of new materials for my newsletter that I can't wait to share with you!

One of the things that I had to reflect upon during my stay there was how much of our time (if not all), we spend on what surrounds us, learning about the world and people around us, but how little (if any) time we devote learning about our own selves, digging deep into our own souls.

Most of our problems come from that particular shift in priority, by focusing on the outside world all the time, we forget who we really are, we forget to look inwards and we are more likely to become overwhelmed, scared and discouraged when we face difficulties in life.

Especially if we live in cities, where the pace of life is accelerated, where we are far form natural food sources, where we have access to too many material things, we tend to get totally disconnected from our essence as human beings and we don't have time to explore inside ourselves.

One of my favorite quotes by Margaret Young says:

"Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier.

The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want."

This is totally true, but there are very few people out there that explore inwards and find what they are really made of, most of us follow what we think is our destiny, path, duty, etc. And in doing so, we often dismiss our true self.

That is all for today! But look out for some wonderful material I will be sharing with you about ways to explore inwards and find what you are really made of, what moves you, and how you can live the life you are really meant to live.

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