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This Thanksgiving, I'm so filled with gratitude for Bali, for sunsets, for the encouragement of loved ones, and for Ganesha removing all fear and self-doubt. 
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Om gam ganapataye namaha, sharanam Ganesha ❤

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This is the sunset view from one of the rooftop yoga shalas at the location for my Writers' Workshop Retreat, January 19-28th. Check out the view deep into the valley behind Ganesha! It's so breathtakingly beautiful that it's the perfect place to get inspired, enhance your creativity through meditation, and commune with nature to write, write, and write some more. Link in bio if you wanna join!

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#bali #nature #sunset #creativewriting #writingworkshop #writersworkshop #creativeinspiration #creativity #inspiration #writer #author #editor #yogaretreat #paradise #island #write #nanowrimo #writing #love #peace #joy #namaste #editing #writersblock #meditation #ganesha #omgamganapatayenamaha
This Thanksgiving, I'm so filled with gratitude for Bali, for sunsets, for the encouragement of loved ones, and for Ganesha removing all fear and self-doubt. ______ Om gam ganapataye namaha, sharanam Ganesha ❤ ______ This is the sunset view from one of the rooftop yoga shalas at the location for my Writers' Workshop Retreat, January 19-28th. Check out the view deep into the valley behind Ganesha! It's so breathtakingly beautiful that it's the perfect place to get inspired, enhance your creativity through meditation, and commune with nature to write, write, and write some more. Link in bio if you wanna join! ______ #bali  #nature  #sunset  #creativewriting  #writingworkshop  #writersworkshop  #creativeinspiration  #creativity  #inspiration  #writer  #author  #editor  #yogaretreat  #paradise  #island  #write  #nanowrimo  #writing  #love  #peace  #joy  #namaste  #editing  #writersblock  #meditation  #ganesha  #omgamganapatayenamaha 
This is the combination of all my lifelong passions (writing, travel, and yoga) coming together in one event: 
I’m solo-hosting a Writers’ Workshop Retreat in Bali this January.

Ya know the part in “Love Actually” when Colin Firth’s character goes to a lake-side cabin in France to seclude himself and write his novel? (He ends up falling in love with the Portuguese maid? Remember?) Ever since my first time seeing that movie, I’ve been searching for the perfect place to do exactly that… seclude myself in a beautiful place in nature, and just write. I figured, if I have this dream, surely everyone who loves writing also has this dream. And oh my God, I’ve found the perfect place.

Imagine sitting on the terrace of your own private bungalow, with a view deep into a valley of terraced rice fields and palm trees, with a sacred mountain rising up behind it in the distance. 10 days of solitude in nature to complete your writing project, peppered with creativity-enhancing meditations and yoga sessions, opportunities to workshop your writing with the other authors in the group, and private editing sessions with yours truly. Massages and yummy food galore. Swipe to see the view.

If you or anyone you know is a writer (blogger, novelist, screenwriter, academic, journalist, course creator, ANYTHING) please share this opportunity for total immersion in the craft <3 link in bio

#writers #nanowrimo #novelist #creativewriting #writing #passion #travel #writingretreat #writersretreat #yogaretreat #author #writeabook #bali #travelgram #instatravel #instagood #writersworkshop #worldtravel #wanderlust #yoga #meditation #peace #love #joy #namaste
This is the combination of all my lifelong passions (writing, travel, and yoga) coming together in one event: I’m solo-hosting a Writers’ Workshop Retreat in Bali this January. Ya know the part in “Love Actually” when Colin Firth’s character goes to a lake-side cabin in France to seclude himself and write his novel? (He ends up falling in love with the Portuguese maid? Remember?) Ever since my first time seeing that movie, I’ve been searching for the perfect place to do exactly that… seclude myself in a beautiful place in nature, and just write. I figured, if I have this dream, surely everyone who loves writing also has this dream. And oh my God, I’ve found the perfect place. Imagine sitting on the terrace of your own private bungalow, with a view deep into a valley of terraced rice fields and palm trees, with a sacred mountain rising up behind it in the distance. 10 days of solitude in nature to complete your writing project, peppered with creativity-enhancing meditations and yoga sessions, opportunities to workshop your writing with the other authors in the group, and private editing sessions with yours truly. Massages and yummy food galore. Swipe to see the view. If you or anyone you know is a writer (blogger, novelist, screenwriter, academic, journalist, course creator, ANYTHING) please share this opportunity for total immersion in the craft <3 link in bio #writers  #nanowrimo  #novelist  #creativewriting  #writing  #passion  #travel  #writingretreat  #writersretreat  #yogaretreat  #author  #writeabook  #bali  #travelgram  #instatravel  #instagood  #writersworkshop  #worldtravel  #wanderlust  #yoga  #meditation  #peace  #love  #joy  #namaste 
So I did something recently! I've been recording guided meditations and finally just uploaded them as a podcast. There are four 30-minute meditations so far, on self-love, compassion, anti-anxiety, and connecting to your higher self. Meditate with me at www.yogatrotter.com/guided-meditations/ (link in bio)! ____

#meditation #yoga #guidedmeditation #podcast #yogalove #yogi #yogagirl #meditasi #bali #indonesia #travel #travelgram #instatravel #love #wanderlust #peace #innerpeace #joy #happiness #beach #ocean #tropical #islandlife
So I did something recently! I've been recording guided meditations and finally just uploaded them as a podcast. There are four 30-minute meditations so far, on self-love, compassion, anti-anxiety, and connecting to your higher self. Meditate with me at www.yogatrotter.com/guided-meditations/ (link in bio)! ____ #meditation  #yoga  #guidedmeditation  #podcast  #yogalove  #yogi  #yogagirl  #meditasi  #bali  #indonesia  #travel  #travelgram  #instatravel  #love  #wanderlust  #peace  #innerpeace  #joy  #happiness  #beach  #ocean  #tropical  #islandlife 
I go through waves (lol) of being either terrified of or in love with the ocean. I’m falling back in love now. Thanks @daniellebushell for giving me courage and the best advice about catching waves: “It’s a combination of being calm when you paddle, and trust. If you just pop up and act like you already caught the wave, you’ve probably already caught it.” <3
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Stay calm, and trust.
And a little bit of “fake it till you make it.” Works like a charm.
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Throwback to last summer in #sumbawa, the first time I ever surfed this board. Still love it @arvidnicolas ❤  Thanks photog @gueipul and gorgeous @dominiquediyose for making me look way cooler than I actually am hehe
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#surfing #indonesia #bali #sumbawa #yoga #yogaeverywhere #tropicals #surfspot #nature #ocean
#beach #girlsurfers #yogagirl #surfergirl #wanderlust #island #islandlife #travel #travlegram #instatravel #instagood #film #love #peace #joy #namaste
I go through waves (lol) of being either terrified of or in love with the ocean. I’m falling back in love now. Thanks @daniellebushell for giving me courage and the best advice about catching waves: “It’s a combination of being calm when you paddle, and trust. If you just pop up and act like you already caught the wave, you’ve probably already caught it.” <3 ________ Stay calm, and trust. And a little bit of “fake it till you make it.” Works like a charm. ________ Throwback to last summer in #sumbawa , the first time I ever surfed this board. Still love it @arvidnicolas ❤ Thanks photog @gueipul and gorgeous @dominiquediyose for making me look way cooler than I actually am hehe ________ #surfing  #indonesia  #bali  #sumbawa  #yoga  #yogaeverywhere  #tropicals  #surfspot  #nature  #ocean  #beach  #girlsurfers  #yogagirl  #surfergirl  #wanderlust  #island  #islandlife  #travel  #travlegram  #instatravel  #instagood  #film  #love  #peace  #joy  #namaste 
"Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature, unaware that this Nature he’s destroying is the God he’s worshiping." - Hubert Reeves

#yoga #bali #indonesia #lembongan #nature #beach #ocean #islandlife #god #selflove #love #peace #happiness #travel #travelgram #instatravel #Islandgirl #island #tropical #ishvarapranidhana #yogaeverydamnday #yogalove #namaste
When I asked the universe why I struggle to follow through, why I hesitate to take the last, most vital steps, why I doubt myself...when I asked how to overcome this...I was sent this image:

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A warrior woman standing at the bottom of a cliff. Looking up, it seemed insurmountable.

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And yet, she climbed. She climbed, and sometimes she fell. Sometimes, she fell hard. But she continued to climb, hand over hand, strong legs with carefully placed footing, and courage.

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When eventually she reached the peak, she stood strong and tall in her power, hot blood coursing through her veins, heart beating hard, proud and accomplished, fierce. And when she looked down, suddenly the cliff didn't seem so high anymore.

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Hatha, effort.

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Thanks @arvore.da.vida for channeling, and @daniellebushell for inspiration and photog skillz.

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#bali #nusalembongan #indonesia #warrior1 #virabhadrasana1 #warrior #beach #tropical #islandlife #yoga #yogalove #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #yogagirl #fierce #hatha #powerful #selflove #travel #wanderlust #instagood #peace #love #namaste
When I asked the universe why I struggle to follow through, why I hesitate to take the last, most vital steps, why I doubt myself...when I asked how to overcome this...I was sent this image: _______ A warrior woman standing at the bottom of a cliff. Looking up, it seemed insurmountable. ________ And yet, she climbed. She climbed, and sometimes she fell. Sometimes, she fell hard. But she continued to climb, hand over hand, strong legs with carefully placed footing, and courage. _______ When eventually she reached the peak, she stood strong and tall in her power, hot blood coursing through her veins, heart beating hard, proud and accomplished, fierce. And when she looked down, suddenly the cliff didn't seem so high anymore. ________ Hatha, effort. _________ Thanks @arvore.da.vida for channeling, and @daniellebushell for inspiration and photog skillz. _________ #bali  #nusalembongan  #indonesia  #warrior1  #virabhadrasana1  #warrior  #beach  #tropical  #islandlife  #yoga  #yogalove  #yogaeveryday  #yogaeverywhere  #yogagirl  #fierce  #hatha  #powerful  #selflove  #travel  #wanderlust  #instagood  #peace  #love  #namaste 
Meet Varuna, god of the oceans, shown here riding on his trusted steed, the makara, in the form of gajah mina, an elephant-headed fish. #dewabaruna
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One of my favorite scenes from the Ramayana is when Lord Rama, Hanuman, and all the rest of the monkey army were trying to figure out how they could all cross the ocean from India to Lanka to rescue Rama’s wife, Sita. (Not all vanaras had Hanuman’s epic leaping power). Rama sat down and meditated in tapas to Varuna, the ocean God, beseeching him to separate the ocean to allow them to pass. When after a few days of worship, Varuna still hadn’t appeared, Rama angrily came out of his meditation and threatened to burn the entire ocean up with his powerful, godly weapon. Knowing that the world itself would be destroyed if Rama dried up the ocean, Varuna finally appeared before him.
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Anxiously, Varuna explained to Rama: “You are asking too much of me! How can you ask me to separate and allow you to pass?I am the ocean; my very nature is to be deep and wet. Even as a god, I cannot
change the very nature of what I am.”
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In compromise, Varuna agreed to allow a very narrow passage of his waters’ surface to be calm and still, so that the monkeys could build a floating bridge across the sea, all the way to Lanka. And the bridge was strong and steady with the ocean below it calm, so even as the army of monkeys crossed over it to a great war and their almost-certain deaths, they passed in joy, dancing across the bridge, intermittently diving into the water, playful: because they, too, as monkeys could not change the very nature of their being.
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#ramayana #hanuman #varuna #ocean #canggu #pererenan #bali #indonesia #balinesehindu #balinese #hindu #yoga #yogalove #travel #travlegram #instatravel #wanderlust #monument #gajahmina #beach #peace #love #happy #nature #namaste
Meet Varuna, god of the oceans, shown here riding on his trusted steed, the makara, in the form of gajah mina, an elephant-headed fish. #dewabaruna  _________ One of my favorite scenes from the Ramayana is when Lord Rama, Hanuman, and all the rest of the monkey army were trying to figure out how they could all cross the ocean from India to Lanka to rescue Rama’s wife, Sita. (Not all vanaras had Hanuman’s epic leaping power). Rama sat down and meditated in tapas to Varuna, the ocean God, beseeching him to separate the ocean to allow them to pass. When after a few days of worship, Varuna still hadn’t appeared, Rama angrily came out of his meditation and threatened to burn the entire ocean up with his powerful, godly weapon. Knowing that the world itself would be destroyed if Rama dried up the ocean, Varuna finally appeared before him. _________ Anxiously, Varuna explained to Rama: “You are asking too much of me! How can you ask me to separate and allow you to pass?I am the ocean; my very nature is to be deep and wet. Even as a god, I cannot change the very nature of what I am.” _________ In compromise, Varuna agreed to allow a very narrow passage of his waters’ surface to be calm and still, so that the monkeys could build a floating bridge across the sea, all the way to Lanka. And the bridge was strong and steady with the ocean below it calm, so even as the army of monkeys crossed over it to a great war and their almost-certain deaths, they passed in joy, dancing across the bridge, intermittently diving into the water, playful: because they, too, as monkeys could not change the very nature of their being. _________ #ramayana  #hanuman  #varuna  #ocean  #canggu  #pererenan  #bali  #indonesia  #balinesehindu  #balinese  #hindu  #yoga  #yogalove  #travel  #travlegram  #instatravel  #wanderlust  #monument  #gajahmina  #beach  #peace  #love  #happy  #nature  #namaste 
Shout-out today to all the strong-ass women out there keeping their heads up even when the system seems to say "sit down." To the bossy girls who talk too much, the quiet girls who feel too much, every girl who's been told she's "too much" (or "not enough.") To the leaders and the dreamers and the fighters: you're enough. All of us women who are strong and vulnerable, kind and powerful, fierce and beautiful. Root for each other, support each other, love each other. There's no room here for competition--we're all gonna make it.

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List 3 things you're grateful for today.

For me, today it's 1: all the amazing women in my life, 2: all the laughter I get to share with friends (thanks @daniellebushell for making me smile so much all weekend!) and 3: my five senses for letting my heart fill with the sounds, smells, and colors of Bali every day.
Shout-out today to all the strong-ass women out there keeping their heads up even when the system seems to say "sit down." To the bossy girls who talk too much, the quiet girls who feel too much, every girl who's been told she's "too much" (or "not enough.") To the leaders and the dreamers and the fighters: you're enough. All of us women who are strong and vulnerable, kind and powerful, fierce and beautiful. Root for each other, support each other, love each other. There's no room here for competition--we're all gonna make it. _________ List 3 things you're grateful for today. For me, today it's 1: all the amazing women in my life, 2: all the laughter I get to share with friends (thanks @daniellebushell for making me smile so much all weekend!) and 3: my five senses for letting my heart fill with the sounds, smells, and colors of Bali every day.
“You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting–
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.” –Wild Geese by Mary Oliver
“You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers. Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting– over and over announcing your place in the family of things.” –Wild Geese by Mary Oliver
Every slip and fall:
Necessary. Rise back up.
Each step is progress.
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#haiku #575
Every slip and fall: Necessary. Rise back up. Each step is progress. ________ #haiku  #575 
Bhakti = the yoga of love; devotional worship through joy, love, and song. 
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I remember as a kid, one perfect summer day with an endless blue sky overhead, my little brother and I were swinging on the swingset in our backyard, singing songs from Vacation Bible School (lol sorry
Conor) at the top of our lungs. I remember the purity of that joy, with the breeze smelling like cut grass,
the sun warming our skin, and the rush of the wind as our swings flapped through the air--like we were
flying, like we were elevated, like we were radiant. Singing. 
I didn’t have a name for it back then, but today, I would call that a moment of bhakti. 
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One day, just after chanting to Krishna, @leelahsol.offerings played a familiar “Christian” hymn from my childhood, in the yoga shala in Bali, on her harmonium. And it made me cry. 
Something that should’ve been so out of place in my new world was actually so…. the same. 
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It’s amazing how, through the course of life, our religious views shift and alter, the ugliness of
established institutions rears its head, “gurus” and “leaders” rise and fall, we violently reject some and
earnestly, even desperately, embrace others.
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And yet, no matter what we choose to follow and believe, that feeling-like children held by nature, so
filled with joy and love that it comes spilling out in song and dance and art and poetry and laughter, that
overflowing, overwhelming, BLISS--that feeling doesn’t change, whether it’s called Christ or Krishna
consciousness, connection with your own soul, or nature. That feeling is innately human.

That feeling is what it means to be alive. 
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Hari Om.
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Thanks @mianmeuthia, @leelahsol.offerings, @analufarina @teresetannerceremonies @vinidevda
@ryannezahualcoyotl and all who inspire me through song and mantra.
#loveallserveall #lovealwayswins #bali
Bhakti = the yoga of love; devotional worship through joy, love, and song. ______ I remember as a kid, one perfect summer day with an endless blue sky overhead, my little brother and I were swinging on the swingset in our backyard, singing songs from Vacation Bible School (lol sorry Conor) at the top of our lungs. I remember the purity of that joy, with the breeze smelling like cut grass, the sun warming our skin, and the rush of the wind as our swings flapped through the air--like we were flying, like we were elevated, like we were radiant. Singing. I didn’t have a name for it back then, but today, I would call that a moment of bhakti. _______ One day, just after chanting to Krishna, @leelahsol.offerings played a familiar “Christian” hymn from my childhood, in the yoga shala in Bali, on her harmonium. And it made me cry. Something that should’ve been so out of place in my new world was actually so…. the same. ________ It’s amazing how, through the course of life, our religious views shift and alter, the ugliness of established institutions rears its head, “gurus” and “leaders” rise and fall, we violently reject some and earnestly, even desperately, embrace others. _________ And yet, no matter what we choose to follow and believe, that feeling-like children held by nature, so filled with joy and love that it comes spilling out in song and dance and art and poetry and laughter, that overflowing, overwhelming, BLISS--that feeling doesn’t change, whether it’s called Christ or Krishna consciousness, connection with your own soul, or nature. That feeling is innately human. That feeling is what it means to be alive. _________ Hari Om. _________ Thanks @mianmeuthia, @leelahsol.offerings, @analufarina @teresetannerceremonies @vinidevda @ryannezahualcoyotl and all who inspire me through song and mantra. #loveallserveall  #lovealwayswins  #bali 
Legend has it that Nusa Lembongan, Ceningan, and Penida (the cluster of three little islands off the
southeast coast of Bali) used to be marked on maps with a skull, warning ships not to go there. For years
these islands were used as a penal colony for prisoners from Bali, until news of a powerful dark magic
being developed on Nusa Penida spread to the mainland. The island was said to be the home of I Macaling, the demon of disease and suffering.

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These islands are breathtakingly beautiful, and the people heartwarmingly kind. And this is just like life,
the yin and the yang. Now, many visit the temples in Nusa Penida as a kind of pilgrimage, because a huge
part of the Balinese Hindu belief system is based on the understanding and acceptance of both the
lightness and the darkness in the world, the good and the bad, the dharma and the adharma and every
shadow and shade in between.

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To me, this philosophy provides a much more compassionate view of the world than the “all good vs. all
bad” black and white mentality that a lot of us have. When you can see that there is good and bad in all
of us, you tend to seek the good in others, instead of just writing them off. 
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And whatsoever it is you seek, you find.

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#blackandwhite #yinyang #hatha #nusapenida #nusalembongan #love #joy #bali #indonesia #yoga
#yogalife #nature #happiness #bekind #meditation #wanderlust #beachgirl #travel #travelgram
#instagood #instatravel #ocean #beach #islandlife #hindu #peace #namaste #island
Legend has it that Nusa Lembongan, Ceningan, and Penida (the cluster of three little islands off the southeast coast of Bali) used to be marked on maps with a skull, warning ships not to go there. For years these islands were used as a penal colony for prisoners from Bali, until news of a powerful dark magic being developed on Nusa Penida spread to the mainland. The island was said to be the home of I Macaling, the demon of disease and suffering. _________ These islands are breathtakingly beautiful, and the people heartwarmingly kind. And this is just like life, the yin and the yang. Now, many visit the temples in Nusa Penida as a kind of pilgrimage, because a huge part of the Balinese Hindu belief system is based on the understanding and acceptance of both the lightness and the darkness in the world, the good and the bad, the dharma and the adharma and every shadow and shade in between. ________ To me, this philosophy provides a much more compassionate view of the world than the “all good vs. all bad” black and white mentality that a lot of us have. When you can see that there is good and bad in all of us, you tend to seek the good in others, instead of just writing them off. _______ And whatsoever it is you seek, you find. ________ #blackandwhite  #yinyang  #hatha  #nusapenida  #nusalembongan  #love  #joy  #bali  #indonesia  #yoga  #yogalife  #nature  #happiness  #bekind  #meditation  #wanderlust  #beachgirl  #travel  #travelgram  #instagood  #instatravel  #ocean  #beach  #islandlife  #hindu  #peace  #namaste  #island 
The Japanese word “komorebi” (木漏れ日) means “sunlight streaming through trees." _______

See how it takes 4 English words to describe the same thing? We just don’t have a word for this
particular gift of nature in English. I remember asking my students in Japan about some of these
“untranslatable” Japanese words, and they would tell me, of course, that they are poetic words, not part
of everyday conversation. But to think that this phenomenon was observed, admired, and felt so deeply by someone that it warranted a word of its own just makes me so happy. Having a word for something
makes it somehow more noticeable, more tangible, and more personal. It's been given a name.

__________ 
When I see sunbeams filtering through the trees now, my heart greets them like an old friend. “Ahh,
hello again, Komorebi” <3

___________ 
#komorebi #japan #indonesia #sumbawa #trees #sunshine #yoga #yogalife #yogagirl #bali #yogaeverywhere
#forest #nature #travelgram #travel #wanderlust #hippielife #meditation #islandlife #peace #love
#namaste
The Japanese word “komorebi” (木漏れ日) means “sunlight streaming through trees." _______ See how it takes 4 English words to describe the same thing? We just don’t have a word for this particular gift of nature in English. I remember asking my students in Japan about some of these “untranslatable” Japanese words, and they would tell me, of course, that they are poetic words, not part of everyday conversation. But to think that this phenomenon was observed, admired, and felt so deeply by someone that it warranted a word of its own just makes me so happy. Having a word for something makes it somehow more noticeable, more tangible, and more personal. It's been given a name. __________ When I see sunbeams filtering through the trees now, my heart greets them like an old friend. “Ahh, hello again, Komorebi” <3 ___________ #komorebi  #japan  #indonesia  #sumbawa  #trees  #sunshine  #yoga  #yogalife  #yogagirl  #bali  #yogaeverywhere  #forest  #nature  #travelgram  #travel  #wanderlust  #hippielife  #meditation  #islandlife  #peace  #love  #namaste 
Back to this view in a few days #nusalembongan 
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This little piece of paradise is breathtaking in the daylight, all sparkling turquoise, white sand, and green palms. But I’ll let you in on a secret:
It’s even better at night. 
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In the wee hours of the morning, when the moon starts to set over the water, and all is silent and still
except for the waves, the breeze, and the sweet restless dogs who come to say hi, your mind follows suit: silent, and still. 
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Learn to love your own company and you’ll never be lonely.

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#bali #mindfulness #yoga #beach
Back to this view in a few days #nusalembongan  ________ This little piece of paradise is breathtaking in the daylight, all sparkling turquoise, white sand, and green palms. But I’ll let you in on a secret: It’s even better at night. _______ In the wee hours of the morning, when the moon starts to set over the water, and all is silent and still except for the waves, the breeze, and the sweet restless dogs who come to say hi, your mind follows suit: silent, and still. ________ Learn to love your own company and you’ll never be lonely. ________ #bali  #mindfulness  #yoga  #beach 
About self-judgment: “I think that part of it is observing oneself more impersonally. I often use this
image:
When you go into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees… and some of
them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens and some of them
are – whatever. And you look at the tree, and you just – allow it. You appreciate it. You see why it is
the way it is, you sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way, and you
don’t get all emotional about it, you just allow it. You appreciate the tree.
The minute you get near humans, you lose all that, and you’re constantly saying, “You’re too this,” or
“I’m too this,” or – that judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees, which
means appreciating them just the way they are.” - Ram Dass @babaramdass

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#trees #ramdass #vrksasana #selflove
About self-judgment: “I think that part of it is observing oneself more impersonally. I often use this image: When you go into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees… and some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens and some of them are – whatever. And you look at the tree, and you just – allow it. You appreciate it. You see why it is the way it is, you sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way, and you don’t get all emotional about it, you just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that, and you’re constantly saying, “You’re too this,” or “I’m too this,” or – that judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees, which means appreciating them just the way they are.” - Ram Dass @babaramdass ____ #trees  #ramdass  #vrksasana  #selflove 
"My God, I hope you find love. And I don’t just mean that in regards to someone you
wrap your tired bones around at night. I mean that I hope you find love in every aspect
of your life. I hope you find it tucked into early morning sunrises, and the smell of your
favorite places. I hope you find it strung between the laughter you share with your
friends, I hope it bounces off of you when you hug the people you care for, I hope it
swells within your ribcage whenever you hear your favorite song, or discover something
that moves you. I hope you fall in love with growth, and change, and the messiness and
the beauty of fucking up, and making mistakes, and becoming exactly who you want to
be. I hope you find love in places that were once void of it, in places within yourself that
you could have been softer to, kinder to, in the past . Because if there is one thing I
have learned, it is that love is so much more than a boy, or a girl, who holds your heart.
Love is everything around you. It is everything." - @rainbowsalt  ______

This is an image of #love

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#joy #bali #indonesia #yoga #yogalife #nusalembongan #beautiful #nature #sup
#happiness #mindfulness #meditation #wanderlust #beachgirl #travel #travelgram #bikini #instagood
#instatravel #ocean #beach #islandlife #hippie #peace #namaste #island #tropical
"My God, I hope you find love. And I don’t just mean that in regards to someone you wrap your tired bones around at night. I mean that I hope you find love in every aspect of your life. I hope you find it tucked into early morning sunrises, and the smell of your favorite places. I hope you find it strung between the laughter you share with your friends, I hope it bounces off of you when you hug the people you care for, I hope it swells within your ribcage whenever you hear your favorite song, or discover something that moves you. I hope you fall in love with growth, and change, and the messiness and the beauty of fucking up, and making mistakes, and becoming exactly who you want to be. I hope you find love in places that were once void of it, in places within yourself that you could have been softer to, kinder to, in the past . Because if there is one thing I have learned, it is that love is so much more than a boy, or a girl, who holds your heart. Love is everything around you. It is everything." - @rainbowsalt ______ This is an image of #love  ______ #joy  #bali  #indonesia  #yoga  #yogalife  #nusalembongan  #beautiful  #nature  #sup  #happiness  #mindfulness  #meditation  #wanderlust  #beachgirl  #travel  #travelgram  #bikini  #instagood  #instatravel  #ocean  #beach  #islandlife  #hippie  #peace  #namaste  #island  #tropical 
I love when someone lists “spending time in nature” as one of their favorite hobbies. First of all, that’s
the best hobby ever, but secondly, how funny are we humans! Born on this earth that IS NATURE, we ourselves ARE NATURE, but we’ve built so much imaginary nonsense on top of it that getting outside of our own man-made micro-worlds has become a hobby in and of itself. Now, “enjoying nature” is an “activity” to list on a dating profile (like “watching movies” and “reading books,”) rather than being the
very nature of our lives themselves. .
. 
All I’m trying to say is sometimes, it would be nice if we were more like animals. Wild. Not just enjoying
nature, but living it. .
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I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean. . . (Sorry that song’s stuck in your head now.) #bali #yoga #yogalife #canggu #love #beauty #worldpeace #nature #planetearth #savetheplanet
#happiness #mindfulness #humble #meditation #wanderlust #beachgirl #travel #travelgram #instagood
#instatravel #ocean #beach #islandlife #hippie #peace #namaste #island #sunset
I love when someone lists “spending time in nature” as one of their favorite hobbies. First of all, that’s the best hobby ever, but secondly, how funny are we humans! Born on this earth that IS NATURE, we ourselves ARE NATURE, but we’ve built so much imaginary nonsense on top of it that getting outside of our own man-made micro-worlds has become a hobby in and of itself. Now, “enjoying nature” is an “activity” to list on a dating profile (like “watching movies” and “reading books,”) rather than being the very nature of our lives themselves. . . All I’m trying to say is sometimes, it would be nice if we were more like animals. Wild. Not just enjoying nature, but living it. . . . I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean. . . (Sorry that song’s stuck in your head now.) #bali  #yoga  #yogalife  #canggu  #love  #beauty  #worldpeace  #nature  #planetearth  #savetheplanet  #happiness  #mindfulness  #humble  #meditation  #wanderlust  #beachgirl  #travel  #travelgram  #instagood  #instatravel  #ocean  #beach  #islandlife  #hippie  #peace  #namaste  #island  #sunset 
Sneaky shot from my “work”space/heart space. This is the only place I know of that can make 5am wakeup calls feel magical, where every moment is soul-enriching and consciousness-elevating. I am so grateful to witness the journeys of so many beings during each @santoshayogainstitute teacher training, as they meet themselves on progressively deeper levels, fill themselves with love and dharma, and prepare to take it all out into the world—and inspire me to do the same. . . .

Every time I think the world is going to hell, I have to reflect on the sheer number of people I’ve met who come to places like Bali for the sole purpose of making themselves better, to make the world better. We’re out here in outstanding numbers. Let’s keep fighting that good fight. #lovealwayswins . .
#bali #indonesia #yoga #yogalife #dharma #love #beauty #worldpeace #happiness #ytt #nusalembongan 
#yogateachertraining #santosha #santoshayogainstitute #wanderlust #beachgirl #travel #travelgram 
#instagood #instatravel #ocean #beach #islandlife #hippie #peace #happiness #namaste #island 
#tropical #hariom
Sneaky shot from my “work”space/heart space. This is the only place I know of that can make 5am wakeup calls feel magical, where every moment is soul-enriching and consciousness-elevating. I am so grateful to witness the journeys of so many beings during each @santoshayogainstitute teacher training, as they meet themselves on progressively deeper levels, fill themselves with love and dharma, and prepare to take it all out into the world—and inspire me to do the same. . . . Every time I think the world is going to hell, I have to reflect on the sheer number of people I’ve met who come to places like Bali for the sole purpose of making themselves better, to make the world better. We’re out here in outstanding numbers. Let’s keep fighting that good fight. #lovealwayswins  . . #bali  #indonesia  #yoga  #yogalife  #dharma  #love  #beauty  #worldpeace  #happiness  #ytt  #nusalembongan  #yogateachertraining  #santosha  #santoshayogainstitute  #wanderlust  #beachgirl  #travel  #travelgram  #instagood  #instatravel  #ocean  #beach  #islandlife  #hippie  #peace  #happiness  #namaste  #island  #tropical  #hariom