People are usually stupefied at how simple and quiet I live my life, or “shanti shanti” as my Indian friends and I say.
Even during my wild partying days, my day-to-day life was rather simple and quiet. During my recent brain injury journey, I was literally forced to live an extremely simple and quiet life because my newfound medical issues would not allow anything else. Now that I’ve healed from the brain injury, my simple and quiet life remains intact more than ever because I know how critically important it is to our very harmonious existence on earth.
And so, life on the road is simple and quiet when I am not engaging with others. In fact, locals are always assuming that I am missing out on so much when I opt for a day of solitude and rest instead of checking out a festival, mingling with other guests, or joining any group activities. In truth, I am an introvert, a deep thinker and a loner, so every second with just myself and God is heaven sent.
I love being in nature and running my hands against every plant, flower and tree I come across. It’s so funny how anytime someone wants me to do something or go somewhere with them, the first thing they’ll say is, “There are trees and birds there! You’ll love it!” I really never had such a deep appreciation for Mama Earth as I do since my brain injury journey.
I learned how to tune more deeply into my body from those years of being so sensitive to everything. One of the most important lessons I learned firsthand is that vibrations have everything to do with everything. I suppose you can say my lifestyle is reminiscent of a yogi, hippie, artist or a missionary since those descriptions are frequently used by others, so I guess this is how others see me. I live day-to-day and at the most, week-to-week. The only way I know how to live peacefully in harmony with the universe and God is to flow with them. I do thoroughly enjoy my quiet time of prayer, chanting, meditation, reading, and writing. Only a couple of days a week do I feel the desire to leave my heavenly cocoon.
On those days, I have high bursts of energy and mad love for all and so I leave my cocoon to connect with the outside world. There are always a gazillion adventures waiting for me as I enter a multitude of vortexes throughout the day. So much magic flourishes from these connections!