The week before I went to Sukhavati was a very stressful week for me. I’d just returned to Australia after a flying trip to the UK, and still suffering from jet lag, I jumped back straight into work, keen to complete a number of projects before the hard, year-end deadline. To be honest, I considered postponing the trip as there was so much to do, but in the end I went and boarded the plane bound for Bali, with a bag full of books and devices, and a few clothes.
Just over 6 hours later, I stepped off of the plane and into the hot Bali air and before long I was on my way to the Sukhavati holistic wellness retreat. Based on Auyervedic principles, Sukhavati is set in rural Bali. I’d been keen to go ever since I first heard Steve Griffiths, the founder, speak more than two years ago in Sydney.
It sounded like my kind of place.
My week in Sukhavati gave me the opportunity to press pause on the clock of life and allowed me to step out of it and review my past, my present and my future.