Retreating with Warlock

About a week and a half ago, I went on a little retreat. I stayed downtown at the Sheraton (and had great service and an upgraded room). I did some shopping, ate at some great restaurants, and tried to get some sleep.

The funny thing about retreats, though, is that you (or at least I) never get as much done as you/I hope to. In my case, I got drawn in by cable TV, which we haven’t had at home since September 2009. And, my goodness, it sure hasn’t improved since then. I think nearly everything on was either a news show or “reality” TV.

But I digress. My point is, I originally planned to use my retreat to do some reading about Buddhism and other spiritual paths, and instead I stayed up late reading [amazon_link id=”033044994X target=”_blank” ]Warlock[/amazon_link] by Wilbur Smith (which is a pretty good book). There is a good lesson in this, though: if you can’t make time in your regular life for something, there is a good chance you won’t be able to make time for it at any time.

At least I had a nice view from my room:

Toronto City Hall, Eaton Centre, and my old office building too