Retreat - creative silience

Posted by Marcus Hammarberg on September 1, 2008
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I am back from a very different weekend indeed. I was given the opportunity to take part in a retreat organised by our corps (congregation). That meant that we were 15 people going away to far-off place and were silent for the main part of the weekend.

Yes - i understand that the ones who know me have a very hard time to see me being silent for such a long time, but it all went very well.

Also the power and restfulness in being silent was so great. There are so many experiences that will stay with me for a long, long time; like eating together with 15 people in total silence - very different, or walking together with two close friends, without saying anything - it made me feel powerful.

Finally - when you are left "alone" with such much time on your hands it was very interesting to see which needs or feelings that should surface. For me, i am glad to say, I discovered that Jesus, the bible and just being in the nature was very important.

I said in the beginning that "I was given the opportunity" - which means that there must be a giver... For me it's very clear that this is God giving me this - I just wanted to say Thank you!

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