Drop Your Plans, Go to India! (or From Bali with Callie to India with Love).
I don’t know how to write about this. I don’t even know how to blog anymore. I think I only used my camera thrice and maybe took not more than 20 photos here in Ubud. Did I lose touch of my blogging mojo or God is telling me something about blogging and moreso living my life? I’m in one of the top places to surf in Asia for more than a week now but I haven’t checked the beach ever since I arrived here. Do I miss surfing? Not that much.
A lot of changes are happening in me here in Bali. I know I’m here to get reunited with the love of my life, surf and learn something new like yoga and meditation. But each day brings something deeper than the day before, each day offers a new and harder challenge. Spiritual, emotional and physical changes are happening and I can’t help but be amazed at the work God is doing with me and my partner Callie.
I’m supposed to go back to the Philippines on the 17th of December but because of unexpected twists and turns of life and relationship, I decided to join Callie to India early next year.
I dropped all my plans for the rest of the year and bought a ticket to Delhi. *breathes deeply*
Never did I imagine that India would come this quickly and that I would have this incredible peace within after saying Yes to India. This journey is not “me” anymore. When two passionate hearts come together as one, it creates a powerful force that cannot be stopped.
I remember meeting you in El Nido, getting reunited in Myanmar and surprising you with my unexpected trip to Bali. Now looking forward to step on India’s dusty roads. I know this is just the beginning. This journey has changed from “me” to “we” and I’m so grateful to God because of that! Hands clasp together we will change the world.
Thank you for being with me in this journey. Thank you for stepping into my life. You taught me how to love, laugh and let go. I l♥ve you!
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“Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” —Pico Iyer
“If you’re brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting, which can be anything from your house to bitter, old resentments, and set out on a truth-seeking journey, either externally or internally, and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher and if you are prepared, most of all, to face and forgive some very difficult realities about yourself, then the truth will not be withheld from you.” —Elizabeth Gilbert
10th December 2013
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia