Returning From Retreat

I often have these moments after retreat where I think “it’s all fading away.”  And I might say, “no but just stop and feel and look, and it’s right there!”  Here’s the thing–the stopping, feeling and looking IS IT.  It’s not “the thing we find” when we stop and feel and look.  It’s the stopping.  It’s the feeling.  It’s relaxing fixation and coming back into the moment.  When we do that, what we find is always going to be different.