Friday, January 13, 2017
Retreat and retreat
(my personal favorite)
For me, the enemy lives in my mind, hence the reason I love the idea of the insane asylum. When I am at my worst in any situation it is truly because I have chosen to be at my worst; yes, chosen. I have a choice in every situation to look at the situation in any way I want and often times I choose to look in a way that can be more terrible because of my perspective. I came across this idea while visiting friends in Philly. I was in desperate need of a retreat to a retreat, so I retreated and retreated.
What I found while retreating is that I need to retreat a lot, and that is not only okay but necessary to continue to move forward.
Retreating is not a failure or losing the battle, retreating is understanding that you can not keep plowing into a brick wall and think somehow you will get to the other side.
Retreating and retreating allows for a time of reflection, a time of taking stock in what is important to your soul, a time to come up with a new plan to get through the wall that you are facing.
'Insane asylum' sounds like such a terrible place however one of the definitions of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
Today I ask all who suffer with 'insanity' to take a moment to retreat and retreat, join me at the asylum for some peace, quiet and ultimately a way over the wall.
In peace and love for all my insane friends out there, keep going, keep trying, we are all in this together. As 'crazy' as I may be it's comforting to know I am not alone :)
hugs and love and more hugs and love K