Inspired by the weekend retreat I attended at Copper Beech Institute at the end of April, I wrote a poem to express how I felt while I was there. The Institute is a calming and re-invigorating place, which I am grateful to have learned about. I will definitely return.
Be still, be silent, be kind
A still body creates a still mind
Chaos nurtures the brain to race
Silence cultivates a calm pace
Kindness teaches compassion
It obliterates stress and tension
To live a more pleasant existence
Practice these three little words with diligence
Still, silent, kind
Peace you will find
In your body and in your mind
Copper Beech Institute is the nation’s newest retreat center for mindfulness and contemplative practice offering more than 40 retreats and programs to foster peace and resilience in everyday life.