I have been back in Koh Yao Noi for three and a half days as I write this blog and a few things have changed for upon my return. Whilst on a climbing trip to Crazy Horse Buttress in Mae On, northern Thailand I found my drive, my motivation, my mojo. I have a new found desire to not only really explore but also train again after 18 months. With this came the drive to try hard again.
This does not only relate to my climbing, my travel, my love but also my desire to live a meaningful life. It may seem obvious to some but this is something that has been missing since the death of my father. To regain your love of inspired living is to discover a “brave new world”. This is paramount to me as a spiritual being. Today I sat down and drafted what became my official resignation letter to my awesome boss, from my role as an IT geek at one of the worlds major banks.
Whilst travelling one of my many projects was to find out what I wanted to do next. This is yet to appear, however I have worked out along the way some of what I don’t want. I am remiss to say that I was unhappy in my job for about twelve months and I needed to see things from a different perspective. Fortunately I was able through the wonders of modern corporate policy to take a sabbatical for a year. This was the best decision I had made in the last five years. Not to give up, but in fact to walk a path less travelled.
Today on this tiny Thai island I had my first ever reiki session (google it). Like all good alternative therapies performed on me, I instantly fell asleep. Irrespective of this the healing session continued and I was awakened by my therapist Akiko (we met in Kalymnos through Karine last year) as she was striking Nepalese singing bowls on the thoracic and sacral area’s of my back. This was indeed a sensation of which I had no experience and the vibrations through my body felt good.
Coming back to my body after the session seemed to take a long while and I felt very heavy laying on the cushions as I regained my motor functions after dozing off for an unknown period of time. I still feel a little “dazed and confused” but I do feel a sense of freshness in me.
A lot has happened in the last 18 months or so and the world is a much smaller place for now, but I do feel good and I do feel as though I have a wonderful group of supporters who always send me their well-wishes and love. With my resignation now official I can move forward one step at a time, for my stride is just right.
“… and the sea will grant each man new hope, as sleep brings dreams of home.” Christopher Columbus.
Thanks for enjoying my adventures and life with me people, it means a lot to me! 🙂