Why attending a men’s retreat could be the most important decision of your life
“Going on a retreat!
Are you serious?
Isn’t that something that women do?
Isn’t that something that religious people do?
Why would I go on a retreat?
And why would I go on a retreat with a bunch of blokes?”
This is the normal response I receive from many men when I mention to them about my experience of undertaking many types of different retreats, and how going on retreat could be the catalyst for positive change in their own lives.
Let’s look at why most men need to go on Retreat!
Let’s face it, most of us as men ‘live in our heads’ and are completely disconnected from our hearts. We are slaves to society. Slaves to our mind, emotions, our body, self-image, our work, relationships, phones, laptops, TV, the media, politics, alcohol, sugar, wheat, caffeine, and the list goes on and on.
We are so lost in the drama of our lives, in the matrix, the rat race, so lost in our own stories, driven by past conditioning, that we can’t see where we are going. At best, we stumble through our lives, making the same mistakes as our parents did, holding onto the same habitual tendencies, addicted to stimulation, with no clear mission and purpose, no clue of where we are going, and without a road map of how to get there.
Unfortunately, most men are stuck in ‘dead-end’ jobs, riddled with fear, living a life devoid of passion and juice.
Are you this type of man?
Isn’t it about time you took a step back, retreated from your life, lifted your head above the trees, felt deeper into yourself, and took a moment to question your life?
How long will you accept a life that is devoid of meaning?
Are you living a life according to your own rules?
Are you living a life fuelled by passion?
I know from coaching many men that the answer to these 2 questions for most of you is NO!
In my own life experience, and also working on retreat with many men, it is evident that one of the fastest ways to move into a life of purpose and passion is to attend a men’s retreats. In fact, in my opinion attending a men’s retreat is far more powerful than a one to one coaching journey.
Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of attending a men’s retreat
Understanding and forgiveness of your past
- Come to a deeper understanding of your life so far, the people of your past, and the events that have occurred
- Move towards complete forgiveness of the people from your past
- More importantly, you’ll learn to forgive yourself
- Learn to become grateful for the events in your life so far
- Let go of limiting beliefs that you have carried from your past
Develop present moment awareness and move into flow
- Take a deep rest from the noise of the world
- Detach from the drama of your life and lift your head above the trees
- Reconnect with nature
- Restore harmony to your body, mind, and spirit
- Develop a deeper connection with silence and stillness
- Experience peace and the capacity to be a witness of your life without judgement
- Learn to bring more presence and mindfulness into your everyday life
Reconnect with your body and your feelings
- Reconnect with the inner landscape of your body
- Release years of tension from your body and mind
- Reconnect with your breath, bringing more spaciousness and peace
- Connect with your emotions and express your feelings in a safe container
- More acceptance and love for your own body
Reclaim your health
- Give your body and mind a well-deserved rest
- Reclaim your physical and mental health
- Redefine your health and lifestyle habits
- Recharge your batteries and energize your self
Create deep friendships with other men
- Listen with compassion to other men
- Be heard without judgement
- Feel the power of authentic manhood
- Learn to love, trust, and appreciate men in a deeper way
- Remove your fears towards other men
- Stop competing with other men
- Increase the number of authentic men in your own community
Know your purpose and passion
- Uncover the many gifts you bring into this world
- Discover ‘why’ you here, your mission
- Feel into your life’s passion and allow this passion to drive your life
- Step into leadership into all areas of your life
Manifest the life you deserve
- Determine the ideal vision of your future
- Gain clarity over ‘what you want in life’
- Create a strategic road map towards your life’s vision
- Create realistic goals
- Bring more commitment into your life
- Learn to navigate through life with more ease
Reclaim your own authentic life
- Step into your power as a man
- Become a more mature role model for others, including your partners, friends, and children
- Learn to relate better in the world
- Communicate with more precision
- Learn how to set healthy boundaries
- Better a more loving son, brother, father, partner, and friend
So, men, what are you waiting for?
Do you feel the calling in your hearts?
The adventure awaits you