Bali Silent Retreat for 6 nights! No talking (minimal), no electricity, no wine, no coffee…. just peace and quiet, healthy vegetarian local food, yoga, meditation, rice fields, Balinese massages…. Can you imagine?
For those of you who (really) know me, this will surely come as quite the surprise. Me, not talking for 5 days?? And I can’t even work on my computer (nothing to charge it with)…. I reckon that someone will start up a betting war to see how long it takes until I hire a driver to secretly take me to a nearby town where I can access internet, or talk to someone! Seriously though, …. I really want this. I want to unplug. This is something I have never, ever done in my life – I never manage to give myself the time to slow down, to unwind, to read a book, to pause and reflect. And having been traveling for over a month so far (with 9 more to go), hopping from place to place, 140 gigabytes of photos (unprocessed), and so behind in blogging…. I need and want this so badly.
I just wanted to give you a heads up that you won’t be hearing from me for awhile. I’ll be going to a very foreign place…..(inside). I don’t know what peace and quiet is, I don’t know how to relax, I don’t know how to slow down… but I am very intrigued and excited about what I will soon discover. I will write all about the retreat in a future post, so be sure to come back.
My flight to Bali is late, at 11:30pm (3.5 hours from now) and stops in Singapore for a few hours! This is going to be a long haul… I’ll be in Bali until May 27, and then off to India. As soon as I can, I’ll touch base at a very minimum on my Tawna Brown Photography Facebook page, and I will have more time to catch up while in Italy (June-August). (The next few countries sounds a bit familiar to the book/movie “Eat, Pray, Love”…. but in a different order! And it wasn’t even planned to turn out this way!).
As mentioned before, I have many photos and stories to tell about the amazing adventures and people I’ve met thus far…. Stay tuned….
So who will start the bet??…..How long can Tawna Brown last at a silent retreat? Would you be able to do this? (no talking, no phone, no internet, no alcohol, no meat, no caffeine, maybe no warm water…?)
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