― Pema Chödrön
Sometimes in life, we are lucky enough to find a place on earth where we naturally feel at ease, a place where the air itself helps us to unravel and to unpack. Bali has come to be that place for me. I'm on a Bali haiii so to speak, after spending 2 weeks there among the lush island geography, amazingly kind locals, deliciously healthy and nourishing food, among good friends and incredible teachers.
The world conspired I feel, for me, on this particular trip. I was fortunate to slip away, alone, for the first time in longer than I can remember, to just 'be'. To be with a lot, actually. To be with myself, my thoughts, my body (and all its complications in this particular moment), to be with my grief, to be with my gratitude as well, and to be with my dreams and all the things which I feel I haven't had 'the time' to be with for far too long.
I saw healers, I fasted, I cried, I saw more healers, I meditated, I dreamt, I studied with my teacher, and I was reminded of beauty. The beauty that is right there in your face, AND the beauty that can be found in the not so beautiful. Why? Because it's all part of the ride. Life has tossed me, and I've been tossed and yet, here I am.
Thank you life, I am grateful.