Silence into September

I find the transition from August to September really hard, always have. My birthday is at the end of August – I love the abundance and beauty and ‘being’ of summer. The change of light, shortening of the days, less veggies in the patch and a shift back to ‘doing’ has always been hard for me. This year I’ve been back on silent retreat at Gaia house in the insanely beautiful Devon Countryside and now feeling nourished and ready for autumn, aligned with my work and the world.

Why Silence? Why meditate?

It’s a time to cultivate calm and presence , to consciously slow down and go beyond thought. It’s an opportunity to let go of our attachments that can really hold us back and cause suffering. Ultimately for me its an opportunity to steady the heart and mind and bring them into balance.

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