Over a short long weekend, the brother and I went on a quick getaway to Yogyakarta 🙂
This cafe – Move On – was only about 100m away from our hotel! Thank you google maps.
An important lesson I learnt in Sydney was this:
You can travel to the ends of the earth, but you cannot run away from the things inside you. The trip was wonderful and relaxing and all, and I met my aim of revisiting old memories and creating new ones.
The body will have its way of telling you that something is wrong, be it the constant pains and aches in the chest, the feeling that something is stuck in your throat, or the unpredictable tearfulness.
I realise I have always thought of my adult self as someone who is “with it”, “steady”, “in-control”… And when those images of myself began to fall apart… it was scary, naturally.
When I look back, it was probably only my spiritual practices and divine grace that continued to keep me grounded during those days when I couldn’t explain what was happening to me and with my emotions.
Something to remember when I feel the inertia to wake up that 30-45minutes earlier in the morning! 😉
Thank you Sydney, for the memories and lessons. Till next time!
Currently in land down under, maintaining the balance between planning daily and going with the flow of things.
More stories to come..!
A reconstructed traditional Japanese village.
Cloud cover got in the way of Mt Fuji 😦