I was told recently that a retreat shouldn’t be called a retreat because it emphasises going backwards. In war when you retreat, it’s because you’re losing and the enemy is fast approaching. So instead I was told that it should be called an advance. That you are moving forward, taking enemy territory in order to win the battle.
That a week away from everything in a calm, relaxing environment should be called an advance. This is because you’re not going backwards but instead taking the necessary steps (through relaxation, yoga, meditation etc.) to move forward in life. To advance to the next stage.
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