In January 2019, I attended the Uncover Retreat. The retreat exceeded my already high expectations in every way. Yet for me, the most painful experience of the weekend turned out to be the most profound.
Luke Iorio, one of our Retreat Facilitators, led the group in a “Loving Kindness” meditation. The meditation asked us to send feelings of love and kindness to a loved one, a difficult person in our lives, and a relative stranger.
Assuming that this would be no problem for me, I dove right into the meditation, ready to send love and kindness all over the place. As the meditation continued, however, I had a rather shocking and painful epiphany. . .