Retreat, to Advance
“Nowhere can a man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.” – Marcus Aurelius
In military terms, retreat means tactical withdrawal, especially when an advance is not profitable – to assess performance and prepare for the next phase of the encounter.
Even the Creator retreated to assess His creation and said: “Behold, it was good.”
Do you sometimes withdraw for critical self-assessment necessary for advancement, or are you just plodding on?
Whatever you do, always pause in retreat; you not only gain inspiration but energy and speed – a retreat is sometimes the best form of an advance.
Did you know? – The little struggles of daily life less stress those who purposefully set out to relax their minds and bodies such as during meditation.