For the last few years, out of necessity rather than choice, I have travelled by myself. Traveling Soulo has many advantages. I use the word Soulo as for me that’s what it has been, time to reflect, fill up, heal, to take care of myself, to be and to be alone.
Each and every one of my Soulo adventures has bought me precious moments of gratitude, realization and reflection. I am changed because of them.
This year only the first part of my holiday will be Soulo and I feel grateful both that I have some Soulo time and time with others.
The first part of my trip took me to Singapore and as I headed to the hotel in a taxi I had an unexpected moment of deep connection with myself. It made me realize why holidays are so very important.
When you strip away all of the stuff in your life, your job, your house, your things, your stresses, your responsibilities and have only what you can fit in your suitcase, you have an opportunity to really feel who you are.
You are not your things
You are not your job
You are not your To Do list or all of the nagging things on your mind.
It is when we part company with all Lifes distractions we can feel our own presence and hear that quiet voice inside.
Holidays fill us up because our inner voice, our inner truth, our true self can be heard.
This to me explains why when we travel to certain places we feel a strong sense of connection, a groundedness, an aliveness and a sense of Freedom. We fall in love with it because it allows us to be ourself. We have a chance to feel our own heart, we become present with ourself.
Sometimes when my holiday is over and I am home again I have this same feeling when I think about the places I have been. I become wistful and wish that I was there again. Is it possible that in that moment I once again become present to myself?
I have a new challenge for myself after this holiday is over. Can I hold true to my connection despite all the distractions that home will bring?
Hmmm I hope so….I’ll keep you posted!
in the meantime if you’ve been thinking about traveling Soulo go book yourself some flights! And Feel free to ask me for some recommendations for your Soulo adventure