"Fundamentally, however, it isn’t about reduced stress and about an increased sense of well being. It isn’t about health benefits and escape from modern conveniences. It’s about coming back to ourselves, coming back to the truest meanings and deepest purposes of our lives. It’s about setting aside time to be quiet, and whole, and in touch with heart in its fullness and brokenness, and to – if only in moments – feel embraced and in relation with the powers that be in the universe, however we might name them."
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