As I sat on the train coming back from a girls’ weekend getaway in Somerset, I realised I felt so refreshed. Refreshed in mind, body, and soul. A feeling of clarity that can only come from taking the time to step away from the hustle and bustle of life.
The weekend was organised to celebrate my friend's birthday as well as her leaving do. She is off to a new adventure in Indonesia and we arranged this weekend as a last hurrah. The weekend consisted of staying in the quaintest, cutest cottage in the beautiful Somerset countryside. With 6 girls, one dog, yummy vegan food (mostly…. I did have a scrumptious brownie), morning yoga and lots of wine, we managed to laugh the weekend away.
Upon stepping onto the train to get back home, I realised I gained some peace within myself. As if I had refilled my energy reserves, a feeling that I have not experienced for a very long time. I had this clarity and calm when thinking about the week ahead. The anxiety and worries that seem to perpetually fester in the back of my mind were momentarily quieted. This newly created quiet space allowed me to see that all was okay in my world.
As I sat on the train, I tried to recall what exactly had allowed me to gain this sense of tranquillity. Was it the combination of taking time out off work and mentally allowing myself to turn off for a few days? Was it the quint country cottage, with its scenic views and fresh air? Was it the group of amazing 6 women from which originated intellectual and silly conversations alike? Undoubtedly it was a bit of everything but somehow I still feel like the universe also sent me a little gift….and also a little reminder. The gift was the peace of mind and the reminder was to live from the soul. Living a soulful life means taking the time to listen to your inner heart felt desires and to allow the natural currents of life to flow. People always talk about how they got random opportunities that led them to their career, their dreams, their partners in life. Maybe all we need to do is be open to the opportunities around us. To do that we need to quiet our insecurities or worries, thus allowing us to create space and silence to hear and accept those random opportunities that lead to our true life’s work, our true north, our true dharama.
I know this is a hard perspective to keep as I jump back into the daily to-do lists. Yet I think it is something that I need to keep reminding myself, especially with my new start In Bristol and this new year, this new 2018 just beginning. #livefromthesoul.
And thus ends the musing of me.