I am an adventurous spirit that embraces spontaneity with open arms. Fused with an inquisitive mind, this potent combination has lead me to embark on some of my most treasured adventures so far and has allowed for me to meet some of the most valued teachers I could ever imagine. I am wild at heart and thirst for new experiences and encounters that have the capability of broadening my perspective. I’m a free thinker and a wandering soul, seeking out truth over falsities. Distinguishing between the real and unreal. I live passionately and I love passionately. I don’t do things half-assed. I’m working towards world peace. I think big, and I am one of the ‘crazy’ ones, but as Jack Kerouac so perfectly quotes,
‘…the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do’.
So you see, I must also be an optimist. I attempt to see the beauty in all situations. I have learnt that it is just a matter of perception. Nothing is good or bad. It is always neutral until we perceive it to be a certain way. But it can and will be what you make of it. So I employ the most positive outlook I possibly can. Whilst challenging at times, this has helped me to be more accepting of situations I would naturally tend to resist. This requires strong will and perseverance. These are qualities I do not take for granted. Having perseverance helps me to keep my eye on the bigger picture when things get tough. To remember that everything happens for a reason and, more importantly, to learn the lessons the Universe is presenting me with. Personal growth is something I encourage within myself constantly. These are endless growing pains I am, not only willing to but, wanting to endure. I yearn to understand myself and others on the deepest level possible.
I’m very much a thinker. I’m a Virgo, and yes, I have a tendency to be the typical always-analysing, over-thinking type Virgo. I spend a lot of time in my head. As a result, I have an insatiable desire to understand situations and people on a very intricate level. Dealing with details is a specialty of mine. Understanding the intricacies is what I thrive on. So, as you can imagine, I also feel compelled to solve problems as they arise. And whilst I generally have a very relaxed approach to most things in life, I have been known to be a little rigid in the way in which I resolve issues. My high regard for efficiency and productivity has previously given off an unintended air of insensitivity.
You could say that I’m a no-bullshit type girl.
I see no point in dealing with an issue at surface level only, for the root of the problem is still buried deep down there. And so long as you avoid that, then the same issue can manifest in all sorts of ways, with numerous problems stemming from the one root.
Never a fan of just sweeping things under the rug to inevitably tidy up at a later date, I tend to become irritable when I am dealing with the same thing over and over again, especially when that same thing just gives itself a different disguise. As Albert Einstein quoted, ‘Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result’. So whilst my vehemence to understand is good-natured, it can be perceived as interrogative and, I have witnessed its taxation on others around me. On others who do not share the same, almost-obsessive, compulsion to understand how a conclusion is reached because they are content in only having an answer. Quick fixes for some will do. I suppose our society has become predisposed to convenience and instant gratification. For me, I could not think of anything worse. I am thorough.
I strive for cures, not band aids and pills.
Unfortunately, all of this convolution tends to camouflage the softer side of me at times, and very well too! Underneath all the analysing, questioning and hypothesising, I am actually very sensitive and emotional. I really am just a big softy!
Always the one to keep up with, I’m a bit of an energiser bunny. Others often feel tired just watching me! I love the mornings and I love the night, so sleep has never really been much of a priority for me. It happens when it happens. I have a very playful nature about me, and may be a tad cheeky too. I definitely don’t take myself too seriously. I find humour in the most vulgar of things. I’m usually the one in the group taking things ‘too far’. So yes, I also tend to be very profane, with sexual innuendo usually at the forefront of it all. I’m quite the sarcastic one at times, and I joke.. A lot! And yes, I find myself hilarious. So you can catch me in hysterics with myself whilst others stare blankly, either out of sheer shock at the obscenity of my joke, or because they simply didn’t catch on to the sarcasm. Either way, I’ve always been of the view that if I can make myself laugh, I’m going be just fine if I am to ever be locked away in solitary confinement.
I have always valued alone time since I can remember anyhow, and often seek solitude. Til this day, I absolutely love setting off on a solo adventure. There’s nothing quite like the excitement I feel in thinking about some of the potentially awkward, funny or challenging situations I will more than likely get myself into. So yes, I have the tendency to be a bit of a lone wolf in that regard. I’m not so fussed on having the company of another doing a lot of what I do.
I am that girl that jet sets on her lonesome. Enjoys hanging at a café by herself. Goes to the movies by herself.
All of this is not to say that I do not enjoy the company of others. In fact, quite the opposite. I love meeting new people from all walks of life. I love going to a café and winding up in a mind-blowingly awesome conversation with some random that I would otherwise not have engaged with had I not been alone.
So travelling is something I am also passionate about. I love aimlessly wandering the streets of a foreign country, getting lost and attempting to speak a language of which I know all of two words. I love immersing myself in another culture and familiarising myself with the unfamiliar. I prefer to take the road less travelled and like to get off the beaten path. Give me nature over cities any day! I’m a notorious dawdler, and being rushed and prodded is not something I get my kicks out of. If there is an opportunity to see just a glimpse of the ocean, I’m the one who often takes the longer route just to glimpse it, even if I am already running late.
I like for there to be as much beauty in the most minute of tasks. For me, it is not about the destination, but the journey.
I enjoy the simple things in life. I enjoy getting back to basics. I love to breath deeply and fully upon waking, tuning into myself before the distractions of the external become rampant. I love my yogic asana practice. To me, it is the beautiful representation of the mind, body, heart and soul flirtatiously dancing in harmony. I like going barefooted, feeling the sand between my toes or the crunching of leaves beneath my feet. I love gazing at the sun and seeing the entire spectrum of colours surround it like an infinite halo. Sitting on a rock at the very top of a mountain as I fill my lungs with fresh air and look out at the beauty that surrounds me. Sitting there in wonder as I ponder on the infinite vastness of the Universe. I love to get lost in the intoxicating smells of incense as I dance under the moon with my crystals. I love to watch insects and bugs going about their life. I find awe in the realisation that, just like us, they too are guests on this planet loving their life just as much as we love ours. And so, for me, the mundane is not so mundane. Taking time to observe what is usually considered ordinary has brought about some of my most transformative realisations, and has grounded me with an unwavering sense of gratitude. And underneath all of this, in the moments of silence between sounds, in the pauses between breaths, I have come to understand my infinite nature, my ‘True’ self. Boundlessness. Divinity.