The last month in India 🇮🇳 was one of the most precious times in my life. I learned about life, yoga, the relationship to my beautiful wife, this amazing country and its people, about the jungle and its wild animals. And I learned a lesson about myself that changes my life forever…
The first day we arrived I wanted to leave right away. I couldn’t appreciate anything and I asked myself “Why did I leave perfect Switzerland 🇨🇭 to come to such a chaotic country?” There were cows 🐄 and dogs all over the place – on the streets, on the beach and sometimes even entering restaurants. CRAZY! Plus there were tons of crabs 🦀 on the beach and I thought they wanna catch one of my toes. Then we arrived at Earth Yoga Village – our home for the next month. We had to cross a bridge that looked like it’s falling apart any second. 😯 The village was located in the middle of the jungle and we slept in an outdoor hut with an open bathroom. The whole place can’t be more different from home.
It was clear for me that we will leave this place soon. At the same time I wanted to give myself at least a week, also with the motivation not disappointing my wife too much. In a way I tricked my mind. I said let’s stay one week and after that another week. In the middle of week 2 it happened.. I slowly started to appreciate everything around me. The fantastic group of new yoga teachers helped a lot and it taught me a lesson how important the community is to feel comfortable and happy. In week 4 – the week of our exams – I didn’t even wanna leave this beautiful place anymore. How come I entirely disliked Palolem Beach and Earth Yoga Village in the first days and totally loved everything in the end? Nothing around me changed. The dogs were the same. The cows still the same. The beach looked the same. Our sleeping place still the same. If nothing around me changed, what happened? Something has to have changed. It was me. The inside, my perspective and my focus changed completely! This was one of the most beautiful experiences in my life. It is still progressing as I’m taking it to a deeper level. The power within is so strong and there is so much more to find out. Super exciting! 🤩
1000 thanks to my wife. 🙏🏼 Nora was always there for me and gave me entire freedom. Allowing freedom has tremendous power. I know that from the very first day she wanted to stay in Goa 🇮🇳 until the end but she told me we can leave anytime I want. Very generous and loving. This is pure love because it was her plan to go to India to refresh her mind before she starts her own Yoga Teacher Training. Letting go of that plan to support me is one major milestones which made me stay in the end. Freedom is love ❤️ and is extremely powerful!!
In the end we had tears in our eyes leaving this beautiful place. The focus shifted completely. Where focus goes energy flows. We know that! I saw all the beauty of Goa with it dreamy beaches, white sand, warm Indian Ocean, funny dogs, cute crabs 🦀, friendly cows, amazing & unforgettable experience sleeping in the jungle seeing so many different animals. And one of my highlights: the outdoor showers 🚿!!! Something that I didn’t enjoy at all in the beginning but totally loved in the end. Have you ever taken a shower underneath the blue sky watching 10 monkeys 🐒 playing in the trees right in front of you? I had that every day. BREATHTAKING!!!! MINDBLOWING!!!!
India. Goa. Palolem Beach. Earth Yoga Village. The TTC group. I MISS ALL OF YOU!!!
Luckily I don’t have to miss my wife. She is with me every day. What a lucky man I am. ♥️😇
Lots of love & sunshine ☀️