I am in one of those “riding on cloud nine” moods where I think, for a moment anyway, that I’ve found Shambala and the Holy Grail. Truth is, I’ve found nothing, except, it seems, a hefty dose of serenity on the other side of what has been several weeks filled with anxiety and overwhelm.
In the middle of overwhelm, I talked with my spouse about potentially taking off on a retreat. Since her job will be sending her to San Francisco in a few months, she enthusiastically supported it. It gives me an attitude adjustment, helps her absolve a little travel-guilt about being away from the family for a week for the first time, and we all win. I found one that intrigued me, “The Fear Cure” at Kripalu. Considering retreats are anything but cheap, I ordered the book to see if I could really buy in to this “new-age funny business” and sign up.read more