Life is not a problem to be solved but a mystery to be lived. Instead of measuring our progress we engage in the practice with our entire being. This opens us up to the "light" that is in us and around us and we can experience a joy and connection with life that is beyond measure.
The way we think, feel and experience on retreat is not different from the ways we approach our experience in daily life. Whatever shows up is met with kindness - nothing is excluded. Our difficulties then become the manure for our transformation.