the matter behind someone who chose to spend 10+ days in the mind of a monk
Christine Corbett Moran
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It’s fascinating how similar my experience was to yours. This summer I did a seven days retreat (five full days). It was my first one

I was also counting days, but, by day five, I adjusted and then caught myself thinking that I could have kept going for weeks. Then, at the end of the fifth day, we broke silence for about two hours. As I started hearing conversations here and there, my mind quickly snapped back to counting hours before the end.

More recently I went on a one day retreat. The retreat went from 9:30AM to 4PM and it was a very pleasant experience.

My intention now is to practice daily, go to one day retreats every once in a while and do a longer retreat once a year.

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