I arrived to North Bali three days ago and it is so stunningly beautiful that I haven't been able to take it all in yet. I might need quite a few days to fully grasp that I'm truly here - in paradise, with the most amazing nature, people, and fruit (particularly durian) ... In situations like this it is not unusual for me to get too excited, forget to be truly present in the moment, get carried away, want to see and do everything, tend to take too many photos and feel and impulse to share as much as possible on social media ... All that can result in feeling tense, restless and vaguely anxious - which I take as a sign that I need to slow down, let it all go, really tune in with my body, mind and soul, do less and just be. Cultivating inner silence and grounding through meditation, chanting, yoga asanas and connecting to nature is very helpful in keeping me calmer, more present, and "anchored" in my being. You don't need to practice meditation for hours or use a complicated technique, especially if you are a beginner - I often simply follow my breath for no more than 5 minutes at a time and that's good enough. You can try to "stay inside" just a little more each time and see how that feels for you. No forcing anything, merely being there - experiencing gentle inner presence before turning your attention outwards again.
I am tremendously grateful to @laszlomarosi
for inviting me to stay at their beautiful place (currently a small fruitarian community), and to @fruitaquarian
for always finding a place for me on their motorbike (good thing we're skinny-ass raw vegans! 😂) So happy that @laurielovesfruit
joined us today and that we had a very successful evening durian hunt. Feeling so much love, ease, inner peace, joy and bliss with my "high-vibe tribe". I am surrounded with wonderful, loving, generous people everywhere I go (this sounds like an affirmation - feel free to use it as such if it appeals to you). What used to be a dream is now the reality of my life. Thank you, thank you, thank you 💜
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