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Reflections on Greece

Monday, June 30, 2008

I am filled with gratitude every day. I have just spent an amazing 10 days in Santorini with Shiva. The beauty of Santorini is almost beyond words. I swam in the Aegean Sea, climbed to the top of an ancient mesa - summoning courage to overcome fear of heights - and soaked in the local culture. Probably what made the experience even sweeter was sharing it with friends. Reconnecting with Coral, Luciana, Carlyn and meeting her fiance Rick was the best. Our days were filled with yoga, enjoying the sun, exploring the island, and laughing a lot. Our meals became more like family dinners with a table full of food and sharing and laughter. They had a rhythm all their own and we were all in sync. There are so many memories that I will hold dear for the rest of my life. I don't know when I have felt so free.

Most treasured are my long talks with Coral. I was constantly reminded of the abundance in my life. For the first time, I am fully present and taking in what is already in front of me - what was there all along. Letting feelings of unrest pass through and recognizing that there's no need to push forward. The current of my life is flowing freely.

I feel fortunate to be tasting santosa. It is as sweet as the honey I ate every day in Greece.

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