Try a Silent Meditation Retreat to Tap Into Your Greatest Wealth

Ever wondered why they say, “Silence is golden?” Read on to learn all about silent meditation retreats and find out which retreats are right for you!

Daniel Kaufman
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We've all heard the old saying, "Silence is golden." But have you ever wondered what that really means? In the hustle and bustle of modern life, most of us never even take a moment to be quiet, let alone silent. 

So does that mean our lives are devoid of inner richness? Are we wallowing in spiritual poverty? And if so, how do we get reconnected with our own greatest inner wealth?

Well, the experts agree that silent meditation retreats can do wonders for your mental health and overall happiness. But what are silent retreats really all about, and how can they help you to tap into your own inner wealth?

Read on to learn all about the wonders of silent retreats, and find out if one of these wellness retreats is right for you!

What exactly are silent retreats?

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Silent retreats are a chance to get away from the noise of everyday life and spend some timereconnecting with your true self. Sounds pretty good, right? 

But what exactly happens on a silent retreat?

Well, there are many different styles of silent retreats ranging from quite intense, like the ten day vipassana meditation retreat, to more mellow and relaxed offerings.

My personal favorites are the silence retreats offered by the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, NC (and also offered online). These wonderful retreats offer noble silence, guided meditations, free time, delicious healthy food, a beautiful meditation hall, and expansive natural scenic beauty.

These retreats are time-tested, so all you have to do is show up, and the rest will be taken care of. You'll be guided through each day with care and compassion to make your silent experience seamless and offer the best in rest and rejuvenation.

You will be encouraged to disconnect from your phone and other devices. Then you’ll spend time going deep into silence, being guided through various meditations and processes to cleanse your system, and eating delicious, nourishing food.

Sounds pretty simple, yes? It is, but you'll be astounded at how good you feel when the course ends!

What are the benefits of a silent retreat, and why should you do one?

Many of us are so busy with the desires and responsibilities of our life that we lose touch with the inner peace and contentment that make life worth living in the first place. If this sounds all too familiar then it may be time to try a silent retreat.

When you begin a silent retreat you may be feeling frazzled, stressed, anxious, depressed, lonely or any other negative emotion, but the silence and meditation will give you a break from your patterns and routines to reset and refresh your system.

Some of the reported benefits of silent retreats include:

  • Reduced stress and anxiety levels
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Improved sleep
  • Enhanced intuition and decision making
  • Better problem solving
  • Increased energy levels
  • More joy and enthusiasm in life

In my experience the true benefits of a silent retreat are beyond words. I myself have experienced the benefits listed above, and they have been truly life changing. After a silent retreat I feel reconnected with my own inner wealth of contentment, ease, and joy. I feel like my best self again!

What role does meditation play?

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You might be wondering what role meditation practice has to play in a silent retreat. Maybe you've dabbled in mindfulness meditation, insight meditation, walking meditation, or transcendental meditation. Maybe you meditate everyday, or maybe you're just beginning with meditation.

Wherever you are on your meditation journey, a silent retreat will support you and help you go deeper.

Yogis have known for thousands of years that silence facilitates meditation. So if you're ready to experience the deep states of rest and relaxation that meditation can offer, a silent retreat could be right for you.

In fact, a wonderful retreat called Stepping Into Silence, can give you the best of both worlds, teaching you the amazing SKY Breath Meditation practice, and then putting it to good use to help you go deeper into silence.

What is SKY Breath Meditation?

SKY Breath Meditation is a groundbreaking breath meditation practice that has been shown by over 100 independent peer-reviewed studies to offer a wide range of benefits for your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Studies show SKY:

  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Reduces symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Helps with PTSD
  • Improves overall life satisfaction and more!

I can say from experience that when I started practicing SKY and taking regular silent retreats my life transformed in ways I never could have imagined. I shed so much stress and started feeling comfortable in my own skin for the first time in my life.

And then that inner peace and comfort became my greatest wealth. It means my happiness isn’t based on external circumstances or events. It is my very nature, and I am constantly tapped into it.

So if you're ready to tap into your greatest inner wealth too, click below and choose a time that works for you!

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