"Just because you think you're lost doesn't mean you are actually lost. You might be more on track than you could ever imagine." - @kuteblackson
These last few days have been very rough — mentally, physically, emotionally. (Thanks, lunar eclipse in Aries!) I've cried and cried and have been fighting an internal battle with my thoughts, more so than I would like to admit... But, thanks to this graceful Universe, this morning I'm back to focusing on gratitude.
Gratitude for the sunrise over Mt. Rinjani, which I can always rely on to have a beautiful start to my day. Gratitude for feelings of confusion, being lost, and not knowing. Gratitude that I have the freedom to do the things I want to do, although a lot of the time my mind tells me otherwise. Gratitude for those who have showed up and reminded me of the love and compassion that I am open to receiving when I allow myself to be vulnerable with others. Gratitude for the backlash and judgment I receive when I allow myself to be vulnerable with others as well, because it shows me with whom I should and shouldn't share my precious energy. Gratitude for local friends who make me laugh when I'm crying, even if they don't really understand why I'm upset. Gratitude for the ability to recognize and observe my desire to control the outcome of certain situations, so I can take a step back and put my trust into the Universe that all will work out exactly as it's supposed to, and for my highest good.
Ahhh, so much gratitude!
What are you struggling with today? What are you grateful for?
Local fisherman at sunset.Their movements were so calm and graceful... Watching them was such a peaceful and meditative experience.
#meditation #peace #grace #beherenow #lovenow #lombok #indonesia #islandlife #grateful #natureneedsnofilter #sunset #indianocean
Those balés are what I slept in every night for about one month while here in Gili Air. People back in the States kept saying "I can't believe you're living like that!" Haha, really? I always think, "who wouldn't want to live like this?!" #sunsetwatching #everydamnday #natureneedsnofilter #lombok #indonesia #beherenow #lovenow #grateful #islandlife
Who is ready for dinner? Yep, I'm still (mostly) vegan... But who can pass up these colorful fresh caught fish?! Not me... I don't eat any other meat and I certainly refuse to support any kind of factory farming of animals... But I'm happy to support local fishermen whose lives depend on the hours they spend on their boats each day so they can afford to feed their families. 😃