This month, I took myself out of my everyday life and visited the southern part of Costa Rica.
I’d never been before, but responded to an invitation from a friend.
I did something I’ve never done before – agreed to attend a retreat lead by someone I’ve never met (online, once), with the caveat that *I might not participate.*
Since participation is one of my highest values,* I was kind of surprised I’d felt the need to say so.
I’m glad I followed my instinct.
It turned out that most of what was being taught, I’d either had the blessing of learning already.
Or… just wasn’t appealing.
The theme of the retreat was focused on allowing yourself to have fun.
(Reminds me of Dr. Suess – “It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how.”)
I noticed that my normal desire to interact with people and create community was nonexistent.
But I was definitely having fun…
Examining the undersides of leaves;
Listening to forest noises;
Very slow yoga on the platform in the jungle;
Reading my book!
My fun was not collaborative. My fun was not conducive to sharing with others.
My fun was personal.
As an extrovert, this was an eye-opening experience.
Instead of jumping in, I listened quietly to what was calling me.
This trip was a practice session for me.
I want to be able to notice what is bubbling up from the inside, instead of being influenced externally.
Instead of jumping on whatever shows up.
I am paying very close attention to what my Higher Self/Source/God is saying.
Something is calling me forward.
*Buckminster Fuller said, “The only Failure is the Failure to Participate”
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