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When the stresses in her daily life threatened to become overwhelming, Sarah Sparks took a break from the modern world and spent 10 days at a meditation retreat.

When the stresses in her daily life threatened to become overwhelming, Sarah Sparks took a break from the modern world and spent 10 days at a meditation retreat.

Why would you learn meditation for a marathon average of 10 hours a day for 10 days? And sit continuously cross-legged while observing “Noble Silence” of the body, speech, and mind? Segregated from men while abiding by a strict code of discipline, living essentially like a nun. Following rules such as no talking, smoking, alcohol, eating meat, sex, lying, stealing, religious worship, reading, writing, digital devices or having any contact with the outside world.

Eliminating stress was the motivating factor for me. Migraines had manifested. Monkey mind reigned. And a deep disenchantment in my psyche was stirring…

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