How to use the desert as a teacher: 4 questions to ask before you leave

benefits of spending time in the desert

4 Questions & Considerations for spending time in the desert

1. What are you avoiding?

Consider the places in your mind that make you feel uncomfortable. Why do they make you uncomfortable?

2. What are you clinging to?

Consider the pieces of your identity that you view as immutable. Why do you feel personally attacked when someone criticizes your spiritual choices, favorite food, even your favorite color?

3. What are you angry about?

Consider the moments where you feel aggression rising in your body. Are you able to recognize and control this aggression, or does it control you?

4. Why do you want to go?

Are you escaping any of the circumstances you considered above, or are you looking to dive deeper into the reality that you have glimpsed through this exercise?

benefits of spending time in the desert
benefits of spending time in the desert

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Dara Laine Murray

Dara Laine Murray

Convener, lover of bringing folx together, passionate about womxn succeeding in business, and focused on equity & continuous improvement.