My most recent trip to Bingin, Bali was in contrast to any time I’ve spent on the ‘Island of Gods’ before.
This time I went with my man, whereas before I’ve only ever flown solo. Heart-opening yoga, organic food and meditation in Ubud were traded for afternoons riding with my boy on the back of a motorbike, with salty hair and sandy feet.
Balinese coffee and banana pancakes. Bintang and Nasi Goreng. We explored, we relaxed. We ate. We swam. We surfed (well, I tried to). We slept.
And it was no less revealing or soul-serving than my previous getaways. As Elizabeth Gilbert so wisely observes in Eat Pray Love (in Bali no less)…
‘To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life.’
So, can I convince you to take a holiday? To remind yourself that losing balance for love (of your partner/family/life/art/whatever), is truly the ingredient for living a balanced life.