Let the Spiritual Evoluation Begin...
Ubud Travel Blog› entry 23 of 53 › view all entries
I make it to Ubud in one piece!
I decided to come to Ubud to learn to mediate and commit myself to yoga. I heard about this amazing yoga studio called the Yoga Barn (www.balispirit.com) from two Canadians while I was travelling through Malaysia. This place is my first destination. Backpack in tow, I trudge down a serene peaceful path, surrounded by rice paddy fields to the yoga studio. I love this place immediately. There are ponds filled with goldfish, open air spiral staircases leading up to an open air studio overlooking the rice fields. A helpful and peaceful woman mans the reception desk. Yogis in all forms come and go talking about their latest class and what they’re doing next.
I then find a place to stay. I ask people on the streets where they’re staying and eventually get lead to an amazing homestay. I love my room as soon as I see it. Its so me! I am meant to stay here. It is like I was meant to be here. Besides my room in Semporna at the dive shop, this is my favourite place. It feels right. Again with the Goldilocks reference. It is not flashy. No Air Con, a simple fan, no reception, the owner speaks limited English etc.
When I settle into my new room its getting dark and I can’t really see my surroundings. I decide to leave right away so I can get dinner. I am so hungry! I take a long walk down along
When I get back home I can't help but feel the need to pray. It was a consuming feeling and so I knelt down infront of my doorway and prayed. It was a simple prayer of thanks for everything that has happened to me so far and for bringing me to a place where I felt so peaceful and hopeful. I asked the world to take me in the right direction. When I awoke the following morning and looked around I realized that my room is right beside the family temple. Offerrings of rice, flowers, fruit have been layed out and incense is burning. No wonder I felt the need to pray!