When I travel to these Pacific Islands I become aware that things change depending on the perspective I take on them. Everything is seen through a filter. The filter seems to be made of previous experiences, other countries I traveled to, places I lived, places I visited, my state of mind at the moment I perceive the world around me. I had read on Tripadvisor that the staff in this hotel were not very friendly and to my surprise they were very helpful, warm and welcoming when I arrived and went out of there way to make it all happen. 2 days later I was tired and grumpy and to top it off the staff in the restaurant was very dry and uninterested in what was going on around them and brought me a cold dinner. I suddenly realised I was looking into a mirror. I changed my mindset and things started to fall into place. Bula and Vinaka everywhere!
Now I start seeing it as a play. Nothing is personal but whatever I see is a sign of the perspective that I am taking at that moment. When I am not happy with what I perceive I look and see where my awareness wants me to shed some light on. Lately my experience have confronted me with balancing a sense of duty and my feelings. How often do I go against that what I know intuitively is not good for me only because I have a sense of duty and feel obliged to act a certain way or think certain thoughts. How often do I give away my personal power and act out of a sense of duty and not with my whole heart? How congruent am I, and what does it really mean.
I am going to meditate on that and will be back, with some luck there will be internet at the Solomon islands
to be continued
Beautiful blog and brilliant insights Nadine
Thank you xox