To retreat is to withdraw and seek refuge from the battles of the world. And yet when we do finally pause and turn inward, we realize just how much of our conflict lies within. Perhaps this is why we distract ourselves and choose to live unconsciously. But hidden gems of wisdom and strength are waiting if we find the courage and patience to sit within ourselves.
Many of us are in "shelter-in-place" mode, withdrawing from the world in order to heal ourselves and our planet. It is an interesting and perhaps unprecedented opportunity to notice how you meet yourself in quieter, simpler moments.
In mindful presence,
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.