After some unforgettable days at Bells Beach my voyage has come to an end and with it a new chapter begins. I went on 'retreat' because apart from my love for teaching, working within the yoga ...
After some unforgettable days at Bells Beach my voyage has come to an end and with it a new chapter begins.
I went on ‘retreat’ because apart from my love for teaching, working within the yoga community and feeling 100% of service while doing so, my longing for surfing in the West became stronger day by day. I wanted to wander alongside the ocean again. I craved space and exploration. For Svadhyaha – self study.
As the days kept flying by, I began to question: ‘What if this would be your last year to live?’ …’Have you done the things you wanted to do? Said the things you really wanted say? Dived into and lived out the feelings you really wanted to feel? Did you contribute, hug, praise, sing, dance, laugh and love as much as you know you’re capable of?’
With this in mind I climbed in my van (Ganesha) and left my current life in the rear view mirror….
For over 18.000 kms I let landscapes hypnotise me and Spotify take me on (at times hilarious) roller coaster rides. Don’t you love what a good soundtrack can do to you? I had hours and hours of gazing over my steering wheel, sometimes listening to the same song on repeat over and over again.
I leaned back into the crests of remote dunes and walked the edges of majestic coastlines. Sometimes I felt like the first human on Earth. Sometimes all humanity became ‘I’.
In the last few months I did things I was afraid to do, but I knew I had to go for. I said things I was afraid to say. I gave my inner fire a voice. Because life is urgent. I’m so bloody glad I did.
I got lost in beauty, patience, gentleness, generosity and unexpected signs of synchronicity. In storms, rain, whitewash and the flames of never ending bonfires.
I know, that you understand that it’s this lifetime we meant to live. I trust you see that it’s boundless what we’re in and that the lessons we learn are our medicine.