Is it worth it to go on a meditation retreat?
Why pay for something that you can do for free?
Well, I think for me, the social obligation is a huge factor.
The more people around you do something, the more you feel pressured to do it.
I’m not saying that social pressure is a good or bad thing. I just think most of us have a natural inclination to follow the herd.
The funny thing is, that I remember doing one before. And I loved the feeling afterwards. Even though it was just two short days, I felt a serene sense of peace and calm. How long did that last? I can’t remember really. But I probably jumped back into my regular routine without much thought.
I do remember getting very restless while on the retreat. But then again, I was at a different point in my life. In terms of my current relationships and career path, I feel much more stable and relaxed.
But why spend that much money when you could very well do this on your own?
I don’t know man, I don’t think I can bring myself to do it.
To be honest, that much meditation seems excessive. Excessive!!!
But…I could really benefit from the sense of calm, couldn’t I?
On one hand, it feels like a waste of time. But on the other hand, what the hell else would I be doing?
It’s a good time to go, and could really have a positive impact on my life.
Well, at least sleep on it.
I do have a tendency to impulsively spend large amounts of money without thinking things through.
Sometimes that quick dopamine hit that comes with a purchase is worth the reduction in anxiety.
I want to do this, I really do. But something is holding me back. Fear? What is this feeling, what is this feeling?
Honestly I can’t tell if this is fear holding me back from something that could help me, or it’s another feeling warning me to avoid this altogether.
Sleep on it, sleep on it!!
I think this could be like a spa for my soul. A chance for a weekend without laptops or TV. A chance to relax with yourself, and reevaluate your priorities in life.