A retreat provides the opportunity to withdraw from the outside world – a break to catch a breath. Though this break serves plenty of purposes, the most important one might be its safety. In this little bubble, everybody is whatever and whenever they want to be: strong, vulnerable, funny, or even sad.
While an action mostly causes a direct response in the outside world, it is hard to find an external judgment in this protected space. So, it is possible to calm down, recharge, act out, and become clear about what is going on. And, after everything finds its order, the time has come to leave the world of one’s own again.