For those who haven’t heard, I’m currently on a 10 day silent meditation retreat in California.
Yes, completely silent. No computers, no cell phones, no talking, not even any books.
10 Days! Crazy, I know.
The reason I’m subjecting myself to this strange form of amputation is so that I can experience what it’s like to have the internal chatter in my mind stop completely, and just be present in the current moment.
Few things have benefit my life as much as meditation and mindful practice.
Mindfulness helps me focus and work more efficiently.
It helps me be more aware of my emotions so I can be more honest and compassionate with others.
It helps me feel gratitude for both the simpleness and complexities of life.
It even helps me sleep.