A Spontaneous Journey into the Unknown:
When you listen to your intuition and everything aligns in your favor, letting life guide you into the unknown can be a scary thing. We want control, we want safe waters, we’ve been taught that we need a sense of security. What happens when we let go — when we trust in the flow of how life needs to unfold?
We show up and do our part. We dream and move our energy positively, where we can, when necessary. And then we let life take care of the rest.
Two souls and a road ahead, we were thirsty for adventure. No obstacle could get in the way. There was an inner knowing that we were in for a ride of teaching. Excitement was in the air, the thrilling taste of new experiences. It was a celebration of movement, of travel, with the pleasurable feeling of being alive and free. Each moment had its own melody. The views of the tropical mountains enthralled us breathlessly.
The biggest lessons in the journey are the difficulties – the speed bumps that show up unexpectedly. The external circumstances force us to observe inwardly. Life presents us with trials, testing our commitment to peace, exploring our flexibility. Will you react to threat, or will you respond calmly and consciously?
Like a dream
We arrived at our destination after a longer drive than expected. Jungle canopy, ocean breeze, empty beach awaited … like something out of a dream. We parked the camper-van, opened up the back doors and it felt like home instantly. How perfect was our view of the waves, just steps away from our new front yard, down a trail through the trees. I could get used to this, let’s stay forever, we said, only somewhat jokingly.
Hearing the waves from bed, we woke up in the morning with ease, elated, excited for the day ahead. With the music of the jungle sounds while making coffee, our little mobile home provided us with everything we needed, such liberty. It satisfied my deep yearning for simplicity. In life, we complicate things, reach for way more than we need. A lot of the time, all that really is, is a bed to sleep, some food and water, a friend, nature and movement of our energy.
Van life — what a fantasy. It was back to basics, feet on the muddy earth, the forest reminding me of my truth, feeling clarity. Inspiration was flowing, visions for the future, planting seeds. It was a life of creating each day as it comes: take a left, take a right, go on instinct. Feel it out … the freedom, the mobility.
We enter the ocean. Paddling out, we’re the only ones in the lineup. Perfect waves, turtles swimming by. My jaw drops; I take a deep breath. I feel I’m in a movie scene: the morning light, the colors of the clouds and the sea, the smiles on our faces, savoring the moments joyfully. However we ended up here, let’s keep this vibe going continuously. Let us exist in the presence, live spontaneously.
We made new friends in the surf. We laughed, we cheered, with the stoke of living lightly and not taking life too seriously. Like little kids again, we felt eager to live, fully and fearlessly. The bonds we created through connection to the water: uplifting each other, riding waves, sharing the fun of becoming one with the ocean, creating community. We released the illusion of separation, feeling the true calling of living in unity.
We didn’t know what to expect; we followed a feeling, our hungry hearts wanted the journey. There’s always risk involved when choosing to live courageously. You might bare your soul, things might go wrong, opening up to vulnerability, pushing through fears and difficulty.
But I believe we didn’t come here to live safely. We came for the adventure, to live passionately, dangerously. Go for it, choose uncertainty for a chance at the dream, to understand your endless possibilities. It’s the excitement, the rush of living free. Anything could happen; it’s the point of the journey.
It’s not about where we end up, it’s the instants passing us by, collecting moments, making memories.