Zacharias Wolfe interviewed by Christina Schafers.
It speaking on me
You’ve taken part in Acem’s first International Young Deepening Retreat ever- what do you think and, even more importantly, how do you feel about it?
I really experienced Acem’s first young change retreat. I have been eager to go to a compound retreat before but wasn’t sure if it was the right time for me. When it was advertised to younger people, it spoke to me, and I felt secure in knowing that I would congregate parties I’ve met before on other withdraws. Now I feel very relaxed to go back to my studies, and I have some new attitudes on important things in my life.
What did you get out of it- and what are you bringing with you?
The experience was quite different from other withdraws: I was able to refine my meditation procedure and get a deeper understanding of the reflection process. The activities combined with the longer musings at the young deepening likewise gave me a lot more spontaneous activities and actualizations to work with- more than a regular retreat, which is great. It was an opportunity to get a better understanding of some important topics in my life, such as relationships and my future, but I also got to reflect more on what it means to live a good life in general.
An active vehicle
At certain spots in the reflection, I also felt I encountered a very still and serene cognitive state, passionately restful more open and clearly defined- full of possibilities, although it was at times too unsettling.
“Am I now in a place of my select? ” In my event a select between doing whatever it is you miss in their own lives or following others’ possibilities of you; or whether you are an active vehicle for the very best of yourself and others, versus passive in this world? Or as more eloquently put in the book The Power of the Wandering Mind, which I had some time to read before the departure 😛 TAGEND
In the placid stream of consciousness during musing, “we il be” tacitly and often unnoticeably connected with what is untouched by time and autobiography, delight and sustain; i.e ., the speechles core of man’s existential freedom.
( Are Holen were mentioned in “The psychological potential” by Halvor Eifring, section 12 in The Influence of the Wandering Mind .)
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