This morning I took a hike with my friend who had just returned from a week in Mexico. The first couple of days she was there she attempted to work by giving a teleseminar, a webinar, and a phone interview with NPR.
Well, none of it worked. At first she was disappointed because the “plan” was for everything to run smoothly. The beauty of how gracefully she moves through life is that she was able to totally let it go and focus on enjoying her vacation.
She told me that she would never try to work on vacation again. She felt like in trying to do both, she didn’t work well or vacation well, and was missing out by not being fully present.
It was good to hear these words because I am leaving for a month in Bali in just a few days and I am REALLY close to publishing my book. It is so tempting to want to take care of just a few things while I am gone. Ya know, sneak in an email to the editor here, a call there. I could see myself getting “caught up” in life back in the states and worrying about stuff that I can’t really take care of from Bali anyway.
Whenever I find myself worrying, I can almost guarantee that there is some fear behind it. Fear of failing, letting someone down, letting myself down, or that something bad will happen. When the reality is that I have nothing to fear because I do fail, I do let others and myself down, but I learn, I grow, and move on.
After listening to my friend today, I decided that I am not going to plan to do anything until I get back, and I am certainly not planning to worry about work. No one is going to die if my book gets published a few weeks later. I am going to focus on one thing…enjoying my time in Bali.
My new priorities are connecting with Ron and the people we meet, and absorbing as much positive energy and healing as I can as I delve into the Balinese culture. Ron is bringing the slackline, so playing will be a top priority too!
I find that when I want specific things to happen, they rarely turn out the way I want. But, when I passionately make requests to the Universe for things like harmony, adventure, freedom, and abundance, they always seem to show up exactly the way they are supposed to, just perfectly.
You don’t have to travel to be on a worry free vacation.
How will you let go of worry and step into enjoying what is so generously offered today?