Hello wonderful people.
I have had a lot of time to think about my next post, I’m currently at a spiritual ashram in the south of India . Very peaceful and quiet, lots of lovely people, a wonderful environment … and yet I still can’t get away from stress .
Stress. Stress . Stress …. about results, about that handcream I forgot l, what if the water floods the living room again back home and specifically, that package of garbage I left by the front door . You know, the one that I told myself not to forget to take out before I left for two weeks . I await the magnificent stench when I arrive home.
Obviously I’ve carried the necessities, mosquito repellant, spare phone to connect sim for WiFi, plenty of underpants and of course sun protection.
On the list of things I conveniently forgot would be the cortisone cream, my toothbrush and more than two shirts. Ahh yes I brought a sleeveless vest and a long sleeve shirt . One isn’t permitted here and the other is something you come back dripping in eau de sweat …. mhmmm attractive …
Now I know what you’re thinking, yes I brush my teeth, I bought a toothbrush as soon as I arrived. I’m not that unhygienic ..
Though they say you need to unplug and relax, forget the world and focus on yourself and god . Mhmm yeah easier said than done.
You know when you complain all year that you need a vacation, a whole week or two to stop thinking about the world and just smell the roses, take peaceful walks, have no contact with the world?
Yeah when it happens? Not so magical. I suddenly miss home, my bed, the comfort and privacy of my house, I miss my hot showers and wearing jeans, the daily pop by to Starbucks for a cup of coffee.
The worldly pleasures that the modern world provides …
This place is amazing don’t get me wrong, the food is incredible, the people are terribly nice, not a thing wrong here but I can’t disconnect and assimilate into this world .
I used to come here often as a kid. Things were so simple, you had a routine . Wake up 6 am start the day, breakfast, prayers, more food, find friends, lunch, prayers again, supper, find friends, go to sleep, restart cycle …
No phone, no WiFi cares, no other People’s worries, nada . Life is so simple as a kid . There’s practically no responsibility.
I know that it is possible to relax entirely for a while, I know as a child I have done it before, it is way harder than it looks.
Comment below on the methods you guys use to de-stress .
Where is your stress free retreat ?
I have another couple of days left, here’s to letting the stress and worldly pleasures go. Have a wonderful Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a happy New Year’s if I don’t post again before then…
Though I’m sure I’ll have a family drama over the holidays post to write . Haha!
I wish you all a stress free end of year and keep safe on the roads this holiday season.
The music recommendation is : frosty the snowman
The movie recommendation is : any and all Christmas themed movies.
The quote for this week is : “the More you expect from life, the more your expectations will be fufilled. By laughing, you do not use up your laughter, but increase your store of it. The more you love, the more you will be loved. The more you give, the more you will receive. Life proves That truth every hour, every day. And life continues to surprise .
– Dean Koontz
A Traveling Human
(With a scarf addiction)