Sunday, September 12, 2010
It's About the People!
i was having a conversation last night with some friends, one of whom was one of my former retreaters. this was her comment: "although i loved the setting, the hiking and doing the collage, the very best part of the retreat was the people". i couldn't have said it better - it is SO MUCH about the people! i can pick a beautiful setting, plan stimulating activites and discussion topics, choose a delicious menu, but at some point, it is all out of my hands.
the magic that happens at a retreat happens because of the connections. and when you bring people together that are open and want to learn from each other, there is a pretty strong guarantee that this magic will unfold! once that spark is ignited, there is no telling where it will lead. we will grow in new ways that we couldn't even possibly anticipate.
so i'm excited! now that i have a group in place, i'm ready to start planning the details of the october retreat and putting together my little "curriculum" (yes, i'm still influenced by all those years of teaching, but this is much more fun!)