I sometimes forgot to let my body catchup with my spirit, which was more than ready to venture through Bali when my body was not. I spent a good three days in a very simple rhythm of waking up, eating, reading, & sleeping. The town of Ubud is wonderful…full of incredible food, art, yoga, and an easy place to act as a decompression chamber from the US.
I met up a few friends from home, Mary and Pete, and we’ve ventured to the Gili islands, Gili Meno to be exact. Gili Meno is quiet, and pleasingly so. There are no cars, and you can walk the entire island in about 2-hours. The owner of the bungalow we’re staying at is named Hero, and expressed to us how all the fresh water is brought in by boat and their efforts to conserve it. All the water from the sinks and showers is recycled and used for the gardens and Hero asks that we use a special biodegradable soap that they specially make here. We gladly comply. Straight out from the Bungalows are beautiful coral reefs and lively fish life where we spent the better part of an afternoon snorkeling through.
It’s quiet on this Island, and I’ll most likely make my way back to Ubud for a Conscious Dance festival over the weekend. After that it’s up in the air…like most of this trip.
A few photos from this past week:
I’ve quit my full time job and career of 7-years to pursue a path that is more in-line with my spirit and heart. I’m a bit frightened about the change, but I’ve never gotten anywhere without pushing out of my comfort zone once in a while. With risk comes reward…right?
In just over a week I’ll be leaving for Indonesia and backpacking throughout SE Asia, Nepal, and India for an indefinite amount of time. One-way ticket. I hope to re-connect with a deeper part of myself during this time which sometimes feels cliché…mid-twenties something male going adventuring on his own in the far-east…But I truly feel that I need to press the reset button, and disconnect from my current day to day life, and reconnect with a deeper part of myself that feels like it’ll get buried away if I don’t pursue it.
Life is full of infinite possibilities, and we have a finite amount of time to choose the life we want. Make it everything you want it to be.