All I can say is wow.
The meditation retreat was life-changing. It moved my soul. It taught me so much- about myself, others, the world. It's indescribable. I sat in silence, did walking meditation, a few guided meditations, and there were dharma talks.
Philosophies that I have read really sunk in. There is a lifetime of learning but I am finally beginning to truly KNOW. Experiencing it vs. just being booksmart. Just the tippy tip of the iceberg.
Somehow, I must balance this with my everyday life while still incorporating presence into my days. Stillness...listening to the silence, to the being inside of myself which is connected to everything else. Truth.
I know that this is the way towards peace. True peace.