Another excerpt from my diary I kept in Bali this past week as I went to pamper myself with reading, massages, yoga and some time to myself to think & grow ... (remember you can book your own amazing retreat too at Bliss here...)
"I think there's always a concern with a trip like this that you'll loose sight of why you came in the first place as you get caught up in the daily going on's that come with being in a different country and discovering new cultures. I can happily confess that day two of my journey has continued to deliver and I'm learning so much about myself and continuing to grow mentally. I had come in to 2012 with a greater purpose than just my yearly goals. I wanted to learn about true happiness, and ensure that as I continued to strive for success I didn't feel lost or let down when I achieved it. My mantra for the year was and is 'it's not about what I do or what I say in all my relationships and with myself, it's about who I am and become' - and this Bali journey was my starting point in embarking on that mantra. In the last two days I have learnt more within myself about calm and balance than I have in the last 3 years and what an amazing gift I feel that is. I'm currently sitting serenely looking over the sparkling pool about to get my hot stone massage but have yet again pulled my 2 cards for the day. They are: Flexible - I am careful yet carefree, determined yet patient, a master & a child, and the word I got is Satisfaction. I can't believe how much I am getting from just these little lessons I am claiming as 'meant to be'. I had late last year started to question why I wanted what I wanted in life & feared that when I did in fact start attaining it, that it wouldn't be enough and I worried about happiness. I know it sounds crazy as why would you feel like that if you had everything you wanted but it happens all the time! Through learning, listening and a tonne of other avenues I'm learning how to live a life centered around strong values & principles so happiness truly does come from within. I can't wait for tomorrow and to see what it brings.
Yours in light & love