Back to Everyday Life

by Friends of Godwin


Often meditators experience calmness and clarity in a retreat situation. They experience a sense of space and loving-kindness and they are hoping to continue that back home. This is the main problem in retreats: our monsters can go to sleep in a retreat, it happens very easily. Naturally, when you go back to everyday life they wake up and are very powerful, very active: “Now it is our chance!” That’s why it is important to keep them awake during a retreat, playing with them, working with them, understanding them, creating space for them.