I share this post with you as an encouragement.
I recently went on a 24 hour silent retreat. I so enjoyed the peace and quiet, the communion with God, the mental solace, the embrace of nature.
I returned to my normal life determined to cart some of the experience home with me.
Here is my first journal entry from the next morning after my return.
“I begin a day away from the silence and solitude of retreat. I am not sure how to now live out of what I saw and experienced, but I am deter…”
I never even finished writing the word. Something crashed inside the house. I heard a child crying, and off I went. I never again returned to that moment or that journal entry. The day began with a bang, literally, and did not stop soon thereafter.
So real life dances with retreat.