Lately I have had the good fortune of traveling all over the US.
Within 23 days I have traveled 1,000’s of miles and been to St.Louis, Kansas City, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Yachats, Mount Hood and Portland, Oregon, Washington state, Boulder, Denver, Grand Junction, and Moab, Utah. I can’t believe the beautiful things I have witnessed over the last month and I am incredibly thankful for the friends and family that have supported me on my journey. Everyday I spent was somehow good for the soul and made me positive about what lies ahead.
This trip also reminded me of the yoga practice of Pratipaksha Bhavanam or the act of cultivating thoughts of the opposite nature when a destructive thought arises. Simply put, watching how your mind wonders towards the negative and repositioning the thought to be a positive one. And honestly, this trip has been exactly that. In the middle of tragedy I somehow found my way by immersing myself with great people, deep conversation, inspiring scenery and by challenging myself with new and in some cases terrifying things (whitewater rafting, rock climbing, hiking, last minute trips without any plan or money, etc.) I am a true believer in surrounding yourself with good people and this past month has been a testament to that. I am so lucky to be exactly where I am, with the people I love and as Frou Frou said, there is “beauty in the breakdown.”