Originally I planned to stay in Canggu, small surfer town located in the South of Bali, only for a few days- I thought I’d quickly get bored of the beach. Indeed for the last few weeks, I have been on the road, running around, doing and seeing new things every day. Quite addictive to be frank! “Doing nothing”and staying in one place made me anxious. It’s funny how in life it’s often easier to keep busy than to relax – there is something comforting about achieving things and always doing.
However, as soon as I took my first step on the hot dark sand of the beach of Canggu and heard the sound of the waves, a soothing sensation followed that made me forget everything- only leaving me grounded and complete. It has been almost two weeks since I arrived and technically I guess every day is pretty much the same…but in reality every day is so special that I can’t get enough of it.
Every day, I spend hours in the sea, surfing or just playing in the waves like a kid. I soak up the radiant energy of the sunshine. I sit on the beach and look at the ocean’s constant but ever changing motion, as hypnotized.
Every day I watch the sunset, as amazed as if it was the first time I was seeing one. I close the eyes and smile as I feel the cool air refresh my warm skin.
Every day I laugh and smile, A LOT, because of the amazingly kind and happy Balinese people. I feel inspired by their natural cheerfulness.
Every day I share simple but true moments with others, may it be couple of minutes over a cup of coffee or a simple but real smile exchanged on the street.
Every day is a series of simple, but beautiful and true moments.
The great thing about traveling is that by experiencing many different places and lifestyles, you get a new perspective on things that make you understand what makes you happy, and what really matters. Coming to Bali and allowing myself to “settle” here for a while has made me completely certain of one thing: that real happiness lies in simplicity. That nothing beats the small and simple things but quite the opposite, that it is what life is all about.