What makes letting go so hard for me? Too often in my life I've chosen to hang onto things too long. Material things as well as thoughts and ideas and even jobs. On my silent retreat two weeks ago, I saw examples of destruction and construction, saw how letting go - to the point of … Continue reading Destruct and construct
My sister asked me this the other night: "So what do you DO on a silent retreat?" It's a good question, one that worried me tremendously on my first silent retreat 14 years ago. On centering prayer retreats and spiritual direction retreats (like the one I went on last week at the Benedictine Sisters Retreat … Continue reading So what do you DO on a silent retreat??
When stray cats adopt me and gradually win my heart, I don't expect them to leave me quickly. But sometimes they do. If you've read my posts about Cosette, the mama cat who brought me her kittens last May, you'll know how she taught me about trying to relax and trust that everything would work … Continue reading More cat lessons: When death arrives unexpected