8 Days of Magic: Experiencing Connection on a Yoga Retreat to Tulum
March 28, 2016
I haven’t looked in a mirror in 8 days. But I have allowed a comfort and surrender into my own skin unlike I’ve ever felt.
I haven’t planned a task or a to-do list in 8 days. But I have become so aligned with my surroundings that wondering what’s next is far too much of a distraction from the beauty in this very moment.
I haven’t compared or measured myself to others achievements for 8 days. Instead, I have been removed from my routine and realized how much energy is wasted on thoughts of how I measure up.
I haven’t slept less than 9 hours a night in 8 days. I have come to understand that my self-care practice demands more attention and sleep is non-negotiable.
I haven’t seen my beloved in 8 days. But I have been held, nurtured, cared for and loved by people I have just met and now feel like family with.
I haven’t felt the need to appear a certain way in anyone’s eyes. But I have been completely honest with how hard it can be to trust my teachings as being worth sharing.
I haven’t wondered if I was in the right place for 8 days. Instead, I have felt so incredibly grounded and content that this, right here, is where I need to be.
I haven’t worn shoes in 8 days. But I have felt the earth soften beneath my feet, urging me to just slow down…
I had no idea what to expect from these 8 days. But the connections built within this time together has shown me how much we all really have in common. No matter what your story is, where you come from, what religion you practice or what faith you believe, in 8 short days, you can let the barriers and walls melt away and remember this one universal truth: we are one.