It’s been 2 weeks (OK, maybe three weeks). I made a promise and I promise, I AM keeping it. I have not reneged on my vows, I was traveling… in New Zealand AND Australia.
Pretty crazy amazing.
I had hoped to write while I was away, but days were long and while I brought my computer, I ultimately choose to detach (as much as possible) from devices that connect, and to ultimately disconnect.
I took hundreds of pictures, some of which I share here. However the moments during which I was fully engaged, fully present, my camera or camera phone were no where to be found. In an age where an experience does not seem validated unless shared via Instagram or Facebook and where the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words,” prevails on new levels, I can honestly affirm that not a single picture truly captured the moment or expanse that was felt.
We were guided by bus through the mountains, by helicopter over ranges and canyons, by plane from city to city and by boat through rivers, sounds and a fiorland.
One of the biggest takeaways from my travels through New Zealand and Australia was the re-affirmation of my value for connection. Connection to the surrounding landscape, to my body through my practice and to others, be they a fellow traveler, a native inhabitant, or a client with whom I might start my mornings (some of my best days included connecting through an early AM session before venturing into the land which surrounded me).
As I write here, it's become evident that I have much to explore on the topic of connection. However, i'll leave that for the week(s) to come. I’d rather parcel out my thoughts than send you one giant tome of an email! So, for the sake of sharing, and connecting with you, I hope you enjoy the enclosed...
I invite you to ponder when you feel most centered, most alive, most present. Is connection involved? How so? Can you generate more in the coming weeks?
With love and light,