After a week of juggling with the hustle and bustle of the city, it’s time to rejuvenate and relax yourself with a healing silent retreat at Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Pahang.
A silent retreat is a way for you to get away from stress and gives you an opportunity to reflect and process your thoughts in a calm manner by remaining silent throughout the event. Basically, it takes the energy that you usually dedicate to interact with others and channeling it inwards. A silent retreat normally can last from a day to a long weekend. If it’s more intense, it can even continue for a week or more.
- Listening to your inner-self
When you stay silent for more than 24 hours, your brain will try to quiet down your thoughts. Once your mind is silenced and settled, the thoughts will grow quieter. You will then begin to increase your focus on your inner being as you will start to listen and ‘speak’ to your inner-self.
- A remedy for boredom
You may think you will get bored when you are on a silent retreat but, no. Sometimes, we just don’t have a clue of doing nothing especially when we have gadgets to keep us busy all day. Believe me, your awareness will heighten until you are more aware of your emotional state during the retreat. You’ll develop a curiosity for what’s happening in your mind, body, and surroundings in silence.
- Practice mindful eating
Being silent during meals improves digestion and healthy food is the big focus for most silent retreats. When you concentrate and chew your food well, you tend to eat slowly and in smaller portions as your stomach will have the time to process the food and tell your brain when you’re full.
The Kechara Forest Retreat is a 35-acre retreat centre, set in a lush tropical forest, the place is designed to develop a perfect balance of body, mind, and spirit. This hidden gem is located in the heart of Bentong, Pahang and it’ll take less than a 2-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur. One of the programmes – 2 days 1 night Inner Peace Retreat only happens once a month and it’s packed with insights of meditation and wellness practices.
Check out Kechara Forest Retreat for more programmes and events if you’re looking for the perfect place to help you relax and de-stress! Who knows? You may even sleep soundly at night!
More info on Kechara Forest Retreat: https://www.placesmy.com/spiritual-getaway-bentong/