I have been traveling for about two and a half weeks now and have been changing places very regularly. As I've settled into life on the move, and have been becoming more and more in tuned with my truest self, I've began to feel more at "home" everywhere I've been. I love how this captures my feelings on being at
Finally making my way in land, I found myself at an awesome little hostel filled with a wide variety of people; some who I could observe from a distance, some who I shared brief but interesting conversations with, and some who I really seemed to connect with. In addition to the crossing of paths here, I've also been getting in touch with various people whose meetings have been more than just "chance"; it is so delightful and energizing to explore the depth and variety of these connections!
I was planning on leaving the coastal woods of Oregon today to head inland towards bigger towns, but couldn't bring myself to leave the amazing surroundings of nature that I was in. Lost in my thoughts again and taking in the varied landscapes, I felt like I was rediscovering parts of myself; given the chance, I'm pretty sure I could spend a few weeks camping alone around Oregon
Throughout this journey, I have been spending a lot of time in my head, uncovering layers of thoughts, ideas, and feelings that I guess I haven't "had the time" to really address in their entirety. While I've been appreciating the landscapes of my surroundings, it has also been very interesting to explore the depths of my personal/mental landscapes...
Portions of this adventure are definitely spent in near solitude as a kind of personal retreat and I love thinking of this anytime I question my decision to travel alone...
Sometimes I can be a sensitive or emotional person, especially when I have to say goodbye or expressing my feelings for people. I've always had a hard time with goodbyes (I just have a lot of love!), but I'm learning along the way, and I love what this has to say about the meaning of being 'sensitive/emotional' :)
At a yoga/meditation sanctuary near Nevada City, connecting to each of these elements is undeniable. I feel this with the people and land here as well as those who are far from me.
In light of leaving town today to set out on this two and a half month adventure, this feels like the perfect picture/quote for daily inspiration!
**Note the quotes around "good" and "bad", which I believe highlights that these are just concepts. I generally perceive the yin-yang symbol in terms of the masculine and feminine, and don't think either could be classified as "good" or "bad".