After traveling outside of NYC, no matter if it is to NJ, AZ, or Bali I always come back feeling refreshed and with a new perspective. The loving and slow paced culture of Bali is inspiring to the soul. Endless ceremonies, a plethora of temples, and watching the Balinese people living their spirituality daily reminded me to weave my practices into every aspect of my life.
When at home I can get caught up in the demand and fast paced life of NYC. I found myself at dinner the other night getting annoyed with the slow service. Then I paused for a moment and realized that if I was in Bali I would be fine with it. So I began to ask myself why was I rushing my meal? Is there a different way I can look at this situation? Rather than trying to make everything happen faster I decided to enjoy the down time, and allow the meal to go at it’s own pace.
At times taking a step back can offer a new perspective. It allows for peace in the moment instead of wishing things to be different. We begin to acknowledge the beauty of life right now.
Live Light Practice:
Look at your life in a new way. Maybe play with some inversions, take a different route to work, walk rather than taking the subway. Keep your eyes and mind open to life unfolding around you.