If we look at the definition of the word “retreat” it is defined as “to withdraw” and this seems quite the appropriate description for what we at Face Forward are offering. A time for yourself, to withdraw from your everyday life, to spend time doing things you enjoy and giving yourself this time and space to connect (or re-connect) with yourself, with who you really are.
All through our lives we are expected to keep ourselves busy, working hard, studying and running fast to keep up the pace that is set by our society in order to be successful. But we all know, and at some point we find out, that we need to take the time to just be still, to allow our creative spirit to come forth, to explore and experience different things in life. There is so much that this life has to offer us yet we get caught up in the ‘hampster wheel’ and never take the time out.
We want to offer you this time to come have some fun, doing something different, and see how exciting and invigorating it is when we let go of our routine, our structured lives, opening ourselves up to allow growth and transformation, just for a day, or a few, to relax, to be YOU and to have FUN. When we take this time, to recharge and reconnect, it helps us in many ways. It is impossible to put a value on the benefit of taking time out for yourself. Everyone around you feels the positive impact of renewed energy, optimism and inspiration that a retreat brings to your life.
Here’s something to inspire you!
The thing about living,
Well it’s not about saying something wise
Or dressing in the armor of our day so nothing can touch us,
So we can appear strong.
It’s about opening ourselves and growing
Into the space between birth and death.
About finding our roots and wings somehow while we are here.
~ Jacob Nordby
[Art: Catrin Welz-Stein]