First and foremost, THANK YOU for taking the time to check out the site. It truly means a lot. I have created this space with the intention of sharing my experiences and reflections as I learn more about myself and my surroundings during a 35-day journey of self-discovery in the beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia starting March 1, 2016. There I will be undertaking a comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training course, followed by an inspiring celebration of love at the Bali Spirit Fest and some days of exploration in the fascinating island. The ultimate goal is attaining a more clear understanding of Oneness and what that means for myself and my path of service to others.
I’m not sure if I’ll ever get a full understanding of the meaning of Oneness, but I still strive to make some sense of the word I have permanently scripted on my wrist. This is my boldest attempt at constructing a livable idea of this universal concept.
In the past few years I have quickly come to realize that there are many different views of the same Truth and strong opinions about “the way.” Before moving on, I am strongly prompting you to do your own investigation. My words here are merely reflections of my experiences as an individual in search of something far greater than myself, and as such, they may not be fitting for everyone, let alone be considered objective truths. I write in hopes that something I’ve experienced aids someone else in their search for their own Truth.
I came across the word about four years ago after a major spiritual breakdown. I think this is a good place to mention that prior to this incident I had close to zero understanding of spirituality; and if I’m being brutally honest, I was quite spiteful of the term and everything surrounding its dogmatic definition.
Ever since my spirit was “awaken” to the everlasting Beauty of God and all that He offers, I have been in a spiritual quest that has led me to fascinating places and incredibly raw human interactions. In these I have been proven, time and time again, that there is more to this world than what we can physically sense and, most importantly, that we as humans share an indisputable connection that unites us to everyone and everything around us. This is my personal definition of Oneness – unity in diversity.
Somehow along that path of beautiful discoveries I came across the blessed opportunity to be a part of yet another spiritual practice that I know will transform me in ways I can’t even begin to understand. As I previously mentioned in the opening of this post, this opportunity is a Yoga Teacher Training in Bali.
As I experience this immersion of physical, mental and spiritual transformation, I will be sharing written and visual reflections of the learning and growing process, the culture, the adventures and everything in between. This is why I have created this blog. I aim for a space where my personal struggles and victories, curiosity and discoveries, serve as a seed to the beginning of a conversation leading to self-discovery and spiritual awareness…or whatever else you find it useful for!
Feedback of any kind is always welcomed and encouraged! I would love to know how you spread your own light, what brings you bliss, and how you are finding and/or creating unity in diversity. So if you feel inspired, please share your story in the comment section below.
Thank you for the love!