Spiritual

Real Life Eat-Pray-Love-story

And then I just finish my meet-and-more-than-great with a metaphysical massage-therapist and sit on my bike and am struck by an Einstein-like Eureka moment: “I am really just like Julia Roberts”. This could be an Anna-meets-Eat-Prey-Love. Even though, I might not be working my push-bike through Ubud, this experience comes pretty damn close to it. And how contradictive is it that I have always been super judgmental to all those that go to Ubud “to find themselves.” Judging that there are only over-aged American women, looking for a healer that help these ladies pull their life back into awesomeness without the hard-work. Really, that is how I looked (maybe still look) at it. No Spirit-festival for me, I can’t handle that, but who am I in the end. If it suits you. if you become a better version of yourself while doing that stuff that I don’t like or can’t handle, go for it!!

While being in Bali for a bit, it became apparent to me how black and white the journey can be. You either dive into spiritualism, be vegan, do yoga, hug some trees, ride an occasional ankle-snapper wave and practice the new alternative of ashtanga, or you dive into that surf & party mode with drugs, alcohol, sex, and repeat that aforementioned. The island is becoming difficult if you try to balance that shit into the grey area. But that grey area is there, I know some epic humans who have succeeded and it is probably the best of both worlds.

So, I try to leap into that grey-space. I love to dive into the party zone, enjoy myself, laugh until my jaws hurt, dance my ass off and just have genuine fun. On the other hand though, I love to surf and clean and clear my head, enrich myself, test different mediums to challenge myself and my short-comings (yes, I have come to realize that I really do have them) and to feed myself with healthy food. So it is in the end somewhat of a Eat-Pray-Love roadtrip for me. Probably, I will not be meeting my future Brazilian husband on this island but I definitely already met several Ketuts. This is the island where both is possible, maybe even everything And that is epic to realize. I am in a space where really everything is possible, I am in charge so just keep bringing it on. Do the same is all I would recommend: Find your Eat-Pray-Love-Roadtrip.

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I AM……. (an exercise for all)

I am different.

I live and chase my passions, even though there are many and the one that tops the list always changes.

I love the search even though it might not be out there.

I am critical, impatient and have a short fuse.

I am funny, creative, enthusiastic and loyal.

I am insecure and smart.

I am loving and a true romantic.

I am an aquaholic and a go-getter.

I don’t like people that complain, but I like people that live their downs and talk about it.

I hold grudges as I am not to good at forgiving.

I am learning.

I am inspiring to and inspired by others.

I have a constant dialogue in my head, and I fail to be happy where I should be.

I live hard to be happy and find “it”.

I am too hard on myself.

I live outside the circle, inside the circle is boring to me.

I am energetic and enjoy people.

I love to love but will not search for it.

I love being by myself but prefer sharing.

There is lots to love, stuff not to like, as I am not perfect.

I AM ME.

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All Grows With Love

If you feel afraid, breath love
If you feel insecure, breath love
If you feel rejected, breath love
If you are hurting, breath love
If you feel weak, breath love
If you feel lonely, breath love

You are allowed to feel the way you feel. Allowing those emotions to be there is loving. Don’t fight them, neither react based on them. Just take some time, maybe a couple of minutes, and breath. Breath-in “love”. Focus on your breath. Bring the attention to your heart. Soften.

You are safe. You are loved. I know the mind may tell otherwise. But that is just the mind 😉 With love you’ll feel that EVERYTHING grows.

Namaste. Om Ganesha Om

Flinders, Melbourne, Australia

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