I’ve quickly came to the conclusion after facing the real world that I am the same but different – differently the same.
The second I left Hridaya and jump into collective taxi to Pochutla I’ve realised that I’m leaving my paradise. I’m leaving my peaceful place, full of beauty of the nature and beautiful people. Leaving for what?
Each stage of this journey has an own purpose. SF has filled me with creativity. This blog is a result of this, and I still cannot believe that people taking their time to read about my ups and downs in life. Can you imagine that it’s been viewed from over 30 countries! Thank you my Friends & Family for putting up with me. Mazunte on the other hand has gave me a peace to my soul. Friend of mine posted on my timeline yesterday “Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t you so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place”. It’s so true! It’s not like I’m changing and trying to become someone else. I’m just removing the stuff that not serve me anymore. I had my creativity in me before I went to travel, I had a peace in me before I went to travel as well. All of that were just covered by shit that I’ve decided to carry for far too long. That’s all.
Coming to San Cristobal was a massive shock to my system. Imagine if I would land in Europe. I would need another 6 moths to recover! After a quite comfortable 12 hours overnight bus journey I’m suddenly in hostel full of people. I sat down and I just wanted to run. I did not want to be here. Too much noise, too cold, too rainy, too much of everything. I tried to find a comfort in an outside world only to be reminded that’s it’s all in me. I breathed, breathed deeply and relaxed. I met a lovely family from Israel travelling with 4 kids, lovely girls from Brasil, I did some yoga class, and almost when I had my bags out of this place I’ve decided to stay.
In my About section before I started this journey I’ve written that I want to be inspired by people. I would never expected how powerful this wish could be. This journey is all about people. During this 6 months I’ve been blessed with amazing characters crossing my path. What has surprised me the most is a strong bond you create in a such short amount of time. It’s overwhelming but so beautiful. Love and connection with others are the only, only real things we need in life. Ability to be a real, true self among the people without a need to put up any mask, trying to become someone you are not is a luxury. I feel like I’m the richest person in the world at the moment. I might not have any income. I might be spending all my savings but I’m rich. I am real, honest and I’m true to myself and people responding to this only with love. I see it & feel it on every stage of this journey. Thank you all!
That’s a lesson I’ve learnt in my first 6 months. Simple but so powerful.
Here are some pictures from my hostel and rainy San Cristobal. It’s a beautiful town surrender by mountains which I still need to explore in more details. Plan for today is to find some art museum!
with love x