Happy Thai New Year. Today was my day off from yoga. It also was really rainy and windy today. So when the electricity went out there was little for all of us to do. The first group was all leaving so it was sad to say goodbye to the new friends I had made. There were a lot of good people on this trip and memories I will remember.
A lot of the time in Samahita has been spent talking with people from all over the world. I have found some of my fondest memories from my past involved when a big group of international people unite in places like these yoga retreats, hostiles, or when I lived in an international apartment. Most of the time people are relaxed, on vacation, and drop the differences we may have. It is fun to hear the different stories from different cultures, but bottom line we all have the same basic needs. We all search for love, peace, happiness, and we all suffer human emotions. I love when I experience these connections.
The food here is vegetarian, with egg, and fish. There is no meat, chicken, and the food is really eel prepared. There a lot of choices in juices, coconuts, and other fruit concoctions. There is no alcohol, or smoking aloud on the premise, which brings people down to their real state.
I feel as if this storm is bringing in a change in me. It is a weird emotional state today. There is a part of me that really feels like being alone. There is a part of me that wants to hang out with people. There is a part of that would like to be back with my dog, friends, and family. There is a part of me that wants to explore the island.
A smaller group of people arrived today. The place seems really quiet, and it is strange to start again with the hello's and where are you from. The power has been out for more then 12 hours, probably because of the holiday. The night is pretty dark, and the rain sounds really nice. I am going to embrace this time where I have no electricity, little people, and not much to do.