Being with Emptiness

Print 4A few days before Christmas, I decided to take advantage of the opportunity to go on a mini retreat here in town and enjoy some silence and spaciousness at a friend’s beautiful home while she traveled.

I like quiet. I like to be alone. I like to be un-plugged. But….do I really? I’d been paying attention recently to my ever-present propensity to fill. To fill myself up with connection, information, electronic media, to-do lists, food, sensation, flavors, ideas… What was this hunger about? Was I ever just quiet, still, doing & wanting nothing – just being with only myself? [Read more…]