Befriending Ourselves

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Befriending Ourselves

December 15 - December 18

R2040 - R2430

Befriending Ourselves

Three days of self-compassion practice

RJ Chippendall

 

Our inner critic is often the loudest voice in our mind, making it difficult to acknowledge our successes and inherent goodness. We seem to find it a lot easier to dwell on our self-doubt and shortcomings, denying ourselves the kindness and forgiveness that we so readily extend to others. Being at war with ourselves comes so naturally that we hardly notice we’re caught up in the battle. It’s an insidious behaviour that wears us down and eventually tears apart the fabric of the self. But rather than greeting the pain and difficulties we encounter in our lives by fighting them, we can choose to bear witness to them and respond with understanding and kindness.

This retreat is an opportunity to bring our full and patient attention to the present moment, whatever it is, to learn to gently meet and befriend the confused parts of us that stumble in the dark waging war with each other. We will move through a variety of practices that help us deepen into the qualities of self-acceptance and self-compassion. These are essential aspects of happiness and success and form a core component of the resilience we require to face our rapidly changing and stressful world. Our practice will be enhanced by the noble silence that will be kept from Friday evening to Monday morning.

Details

Start:
December 15
End:
December 18
Cost:
R2040 - R2430

Details

Start:
December 15
End:
December 18
Cost:
R2040 - R2430