While sitting in the Immigration Office in Bali, I was contemplating how much change my life has undergone, is such a short space of time. Living within a Silent Retreat has brought me back to simplicity & the heart of what really matters in life.
I now see the many many distractions we create in life to avoid the very things that matter most to us.
For me, there is now no where to run, no where to hide, but face the pressing iceberg that lays in front.
My creativity & mark in the world is forefront.
I witness the talk, the wanting to make a better world, to impact people near & far.
I have had to learn to be humbled in its process, to loose my agenda for what I want.
I have had to let go & surrender to hard untruths in a bid to dissolve them.
I’ve had to fall into a puddle in the floor to come back stronger & continue step by step, again without agenda, but to dance in enjoyment of that moment, because this is all there is. An agenda is an idea, attached to ego.
When the ego fails, we feel we have failed & so a death cycles begins.
Not to avoid death cycles, but to really live in flow as nature intended is the truth. The only truth.
Having all rugs pulled from underneath, all safety harnesses removed, no life raft near is the only way. A singular leaf blowing in the wind, landing where it will, when it will, is, natures way.
And so, I am but another leaf, a piece of Earth, a part of Earth, aiming not to try to be anywhere but here.
It is an interesting way to live.
Trusting in life to provide in each & every moment. As this is only where life is. Not tomorrow, not yesterday.
Each moment I choose what tasks fulfill me, what nurtures me & what supports all. It is only within this balance of viewing all that I can be available to think far & wide, beyond my ‘I’ in the world.
Talking about doing things is no longer an option. We have a responsibility to uphold. Sitting behind Facebook sharing painful truths is not going to be the change. It is one step to awakening the masses perhaps, but it is only being in action that will make the change.
Today I propose to play a part in the reduction of reducing plastic usage in Bali. To help educate the Balinese people that their plastic rubbish contributes towards ocean pollution & sea life death.
This is an agenda yes. But in voicing it, I can let it go, and carry on taking action steps. Little by little, in a bid to align to the Earths intention for balance & harmony.
These words as I sit in at the Immigration Office in Bali.