RMC Mid Year Retreat 2019

January 17, 2019

“…You have traveled too fast over false ground

Now your soul has come to take you back

Take refuge in your senses, open up to all the small miracles you rushed through.

Become inclined to watch the way of rain (or snow)

When it falls slow and free

Imitate the habit of twilight

Taking time to open the well of color

That fostered the brightness of day

Draw alongside the silence of stone

Until its calmness can claim you

Be excessively gentle with yourself…”

– JOHN O’DONOHUE

This past weekend, January 11-13 we ventured down to the shore for a change of scenery to take time out of our regular schedules and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the ocean.  This time provided space to reflect on the past several months, relax into the present moment, and then prepare for the second half of the RMC year with a new perspective and renewed sense of commitment. When we arrived Friday, we were greeted by a crisp blue sky and countless stars later on that evening. Then, on Sunday morning, we woke up to a blanket of SNOW which made for some winter fun: snow ball fights and snow angels! All were grateful for this blessed time together.