I would like to share my experience from 5 weeks traveling in Thailand. I always say that travel and yoga are both transformative, and i can assure you i had my portions of confrontations during these 5 weeks. To be honest, if everything would just run smoothly, we would not learn. That’s how i see it and that’s why I am happy to share my insights with you.
Stepping away from your habits, from your daily life can be such a learning process. During my stay in Thailand, I have had many confrontations. I was on the nicest and most idyllic island and still i did not see the beauty. I was not happy being where i was as I came with the wrong expectations and i did not listen to my heart. It took me a day until i started changing my perspective. I was acting like a child and i saw some of my old patterns coming up, but i could not act as the victim, because there was no one around me to listen to me. Very soon, i started seeing my old patterns and started to shift my perspective. As soon as i did that, everything fell into place. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place, this is a quote from Eckhart Tolle and very true.
I have been confronted, but through our confrontations, we are learning.
I made some decisions back in Thailand to make some shifts in my life and so far, I am really sticking to it. I promised myself to be more kind to myself, to take some more time for me, to listen to my heart and to minimize the word “have to” . I have learned to let go and trust the process and it’s amazing what is coming on my way. I don’t put pressure on myself and i enjoy the process. Only the shift in my attitude makes me so much more happy and relaxed and things really seem to flow. I have a nice example during my travels which i want to share. So on this beautiful island, i was not happy with my room (a typical Thai room with little bugs in the bathroom, yes cockroaches) and every day i went to all the guesthouses in the area (there were only like 10 places) and none of them had a room for me. I was even happy to pay a lot of money, i just wanted to get out of my room as soon as possible. Well, i stayed for 5 days in that room, after a couple of nights, i started to accept and i even started appreciating as i had a lovely view on the jungle and the bed was very good. So as soon as i accepted i did not bother anymore to look, the owner of one of the guesthouses came to me and offered me a room. This was for me such a nice sign that once you let go and you surrender and accept, things come on your way. This is really a tough lesson for me as it is in my nature to want to be in control. But Thailand thought me a lot. And i know the only thing i am in control of is my reaction to what is happening. So now, i came home and i am trying to keep up with the same attitude, surrendering to the journey, accepting what is coming on my way. And it’s amazing, my yoga classes just fill up, i don’t have to do anything and i have bookings for my holidays. So I am really happy sharing these insights and i wish everyone could try this out. I can tell you IT WORKS.