While another study semester comes close to completion I can’t help but look forward to a lengthy break and think about the possibility of adventure. I had hoped and was accepted in to a volunteering position in central India but the additional costs to work there for two months are still unfortunately out of my budget. Not that I’m complaining! Yet I have to accept that this will be my first year in almost twenty five years that a trip overseas isn’t on the cards.
What I have been focusing on though, besides the habit of getting in to a daily meditation, is practicing the art of still observation. I am so lucky to be studying at an incredible University campus complete with a huge lake, resident bird life, turtles, curious reptiles and flowering trees.
I really wanted to share some of the beauty of the place that I am feeling more and more a part of. Now that it is Spring in Australia the lake is flowering with yellow lotus and the purple jacarandas are adding to the general gorgeousness and positivity of the place.
So here’s a peak of some of the things that are keeping me grounded, including some taken from my newly found love of Instagram. And here’s hoping that if you are like Andres and I and don’t have an adventure on the horizon that you manage to find a place to explore anew, maybe even close to home!
I find this beautiful quote from the great Elisabeth Kubler-Rose so pertinent at the moment: There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.