Luckily, I had the chance to attend an Islamic meditation and mindfulness retreat during my time on the west coast this summer. That experience led me to realize that I am neglecting an integral part of my being, which is listening to and learning about myself.
Writing about this month’s theme, introspection, comes in a time when I am still learning more about myself, heart and mind. This residency is giving me a safe space that enables me to be confortable with uncertainty and doubt, which is exactly what I need right now. Conversing with this amazing group of women and learning more and more about their experiences, faith and beliefs is not only refreshing but also intellectually stimulating.