28 DAYS: ADVENTURES FOR THE SOUL.
Dear Beloved Ones,
Today was my last day on this incredible journey in searching for what sets my soul on fire!
Although I’m sad that it’s at it’s end, I have unending gratitude for the adventure.
Before I get too mushy, let me tell you about my last day in paradise.
I got up early and drank a good cup of coffee in bed, with my mum, and watched funny videos! Best!
We sped off to the beach across the street where the most magical setting awaited us: tall dancing palm trees floating overhead, sturdy sunflower-like beach umbrellas bending over to protect our skins from the sun, colourful bodies prancing up and down the bay like pink unicorns, bushy mountains, fluffy clouds and miles of peaceful, luminous salt water inviting us over for some fun!
Again, we spent hours falling in and out of sleep, swimming like dolphins, philosophizing about life. Just the way I like it.
But today was different. Why? Because I went flying!
I went parasailing for the first time ever and it was awesome, thrilling, wow wow wow!
I was going to end my post there but I’m gonna take a little detour.
I just realised that today was spent focused on two very intensely thrilling yet emotional experiences:
Fulfilling my dream of parasailing in Thailand and saying goodbye to my mum, who I haven’t seen in a year.
This is not relevant, nor interesting to you, I know. But let me indulge for a minute.
These two experiences are equally significant and even relatable because of the Yin and Yang that it created in my life today.
That intense feeling of sheer fulfillment and excitement, and those deep emotions of brilliant sadness and loss. Phew.
In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang (also “dark-bright”) describes how opposite or contrary forces are complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another.
Now I see that, without each other, this day would have been incomplete in some strange way. If I had only gone parasailing and not experienced the dark cloud of separating from my mom, I most likely wouldn’t have experienced it so fully and intensely as it deserves to be.Then, imagine if my mom had gone away but I hadn’t done something as awe-inspiring as parasailing? I woulda felt heart-sore and blue.
So, at the end of the day, I see the glimmer of hope for those soul searchers who feel a little deeper and look a little closer.
I see the beauty of the Yin and Yang in our day-to-day lives. The balance. The divine beauty of the fluctuation of your emotions- that shortening and deepening of your breath. It also has its purpose.
Lovingly, I whisper in your ear:
Everything will be alright. The darkness shames you and the light runs with you. Your true beauty hides between the cracks where yin and yang meet.
As I’m at the airport I’ll have to disappear for now… I’ll see you tomorrow for one last love letter!
P.S.: Day 28’s post will be all about the lessons I learned during my 28-day soul searching adventure! A lot of beautiful lessons that I’ll keep hold of for the rest of my life. You don’t want to miss it!