There are times when retreating is the way to advance.
I can get caught up in my daily to-dos and lose sight of the big picture.
Now and then I really crave time and space to retreat from those daily to-dos and disconnect from the world’s noise and rancor.
Sometimes I want to retreat alone.
Sometimes I welcome companionship.
Taking time to retreat helps me refocus, regroup, and rest.
But eventually I have to retreat from my retreat and once again pick up my list of daily to-dos.
That’s a truth I know in advance.
I’ve struggled in recent months to find the time and energy to write. A group of writers proposed writing something every day for the month of October, based on a one word prompt, and writing in just five minutes – no worrying about perfect grammar or always being poignant or well-polished. I’m giving it a go in an effort to jump start my writing. For the one word prompts, I’m going to follow along with The Upper Room’s Sight Psalms. They put out a picture a day and apply one word and a short reflection. If you are reading this, thanks for accompanying me for this experiment in motivation and discipline.