In August, I took part in a group meditation to bring about change in our lives. We were told that it would be a powerful session and were given the chance to leave the room if we did not wish to participate. Being an intrepid English lady, I decided to stay…
Two weeks later, my husband gets offered a wonderful job opportunity in Mumbai! My initial reaction was “no way – I am not going to live there!” Needless to say, I changed my mind and here I am writing this blog entry in India!
Thank you to everyone who requested a blog update and reminded me about my book project. The last couple of months have been a rollercoaster of emotions and preparation for this adventure. I have been in Mumbai for a week now and have enjoyed having some time to myself while Mathew is at work to read, contemplate and, of course, write!
I was so truly sad to leave Hong Kong and it brings tears to my eyes just thinking about that wonderful city. This year we had felt settled there for the first time. However, a friend reminded me not to feel sad but to feel lucky that I had experienced such amazing friendships in my life. I actually found it quite profound to observe which friendships blossomed in the final stages and which ones faded away.
A large part of my time in Hong Kong was spent at the yoga studio. I loved it but it was often difficult for me to get out of bed early and make it on to the mat at 7am. However, once I found out that I was leaving, it became a joy! If I have one parting message then let it be that. You are so fortunate to have such a wealth of opportunity on your doorstep so don’t roll over and snooze. Get up and party with your kula! I am here on my mat by myself and I hold you all in my heart.
I am not quite sure which direction this blog will take from now on. Will it be a travel journal, a yoga diary, letters to friends? I will just let it flow and I hope you continue to join me!
As they say in this neck of the woods, “Namaste!”