Today I took time off the finca life in Spain and went for a drive. After I left the highway and found a small little beach village offset the high rising hotel complexes along the Spanish coast, a feeling of calmness and belonging came over me. It actually reminded me off driving threw Australia and I realized I do not have to fly around the world to get this feeling of freedom. And this feeling of freedom and trust was all by the sudden so overwhelming, I drove threw a beautiful national park, winding roads and no idea what is behind the next turn. Dark clouds over the green mountains and bits and pieces eliminated by the setting sun. Pure magic. I thought about the people who are in my life and have been in my life and the deep gratitude I have towards each and every encounter. If you are reading this now, we most likely been in touch in some way or the other. Thanks for being you and thanks bringing my karma back to me.
I also thought about the life choices I made along the way and now being in Spain for a month and soon leaving for Guatemala I realized how privileged I am. Not that I have the time or resources to do things like this, but to have the courage to live a life out of the norm. Then that is what it really is about; courage. The root of the word is cœur, the French word for heart. The burning desire to be alive comes from deep inside. As Mae West says: You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. Some of my friends where sceptic when I told them about my plans to become a yoga teacher, but most of them believed in me. The desire to help others with my teachings comes from my cœur, so courage came naturally. And there I am at a finca in Spain surrounded by beautiful souls, going home in a week to be reunited with my loved once in the North and returning to my lovely yoga students. Hopefully my choices can inspire you that it is your own choice which live you want to live and if it is that you also want to travel, then listen to Paulo Coelho: travel is never a matter of money but of courage.