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Focus on Continuity and Follow-through

Continuity and follow-through must be cultivated and sustained for any activity to be skillfully accomplished. This is true whether it be everyday goals, during retreat practice or when doing home practice. On Home Retreat, I do everything I can to support the continuity of my intention towards attention during my day and for the duration of the retreat. I constantly check in with myself to see what my energy and intention might be doing and then I do what I can to balance myself mentally and physically. This translates into applying as many tools as I can as often as I can throughout the day. I try to slow down, watch the beginning/middle/ends of movements or thoughts when appropriate and silently ask myself over and over again, ‘Is this speech useful/kind/timely and if so how?’ By chipping away at my automatic behaviors, I am supporting my retreat’s purpose. I am also scrupulously careful to watch if the practice is beginning to take a back seat to my preferred routines and habits. If you are like me, this checking-in becomes critical if one wants to maintain the kind of wholesome intention and

 

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 continuity that inspired us to choose to do a Home Retreat in the first place.

Focus on Continuity and Follow-through

Continuity and follow-through must be cultivated and sustained for any activity to be skillfully accomplished. This is true whether it be everyday goals, during retreat practice or when doing home practice. On Home Retreat, I do everything I can to support the continuity of my intention towards attention during my day and for the duration of the retreat. I constantly check in with myself to see what my energy and intention might be doing and then I do what I can to balance myself mentally and physically. This translates into applying as many tools as I can as often as I can throughout the day. I try to slow down, watch the beginning/middle/ends of movements or thoughts when appropriate and silently ask myself over and over again, ‘Is this speech useful/kind/timely and if so how?’ By chipping away at my automatic behaviors, I am supporting my retreat’s purpose. I am also scrupulously careful to watch if the practice is beginning to take a back seat to my preferred routines and habits. If you are like me, this checking-in becomes critical if one wants to maintain the kind of wholesome intention and continuity that inspired us to choose to do a Home Retreat in the first place.
holding hands