Luciana Duarte

Self-isolation as a spiritual retreat and making it a regular practice

The use of terminology such as ‘lockdown’ to refer to current government-controlled social distancing measures make us feel trapped in our homes, places we are supposed to love and where we should feel safe. Considering these periods of social distancing or self-isolation as spiritual retreats instead of a form of solitary confinement may be one way to help us cope with staying put. And the practice of slowing down by staying put and taking occasional breaks from the outside world and our busy lives may be worth holding on to once the crisis is over, as they reveal inner truths and new possibilities.

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