Bali is place where you can lose your mind and find your heart.
Losing your mind, in the sense of letting go of that critical inner voice, releasing yourself from the prison of the endless rationality and judgement, to allow for an unfolding, a reckoning, to open up and reveal the truth of your heart.
Because Bali will hold up the mirror, probably more than once, where you will put into question your own actions, past, present, and future. It will take you to the heart of your existence, ask you to confront deeply coveted truths, if you let it. And sometimes, even if you resist, Bali will still find a way to challenge you, as I found out during my first encounter with her.
The island sees you, and you are drawn to what you need for growth. And sometimes that journey is painful, and sometimes, a joyful liberation, but there is no way out but through, as any worthwhile insight comes only from facing the challenges that confront us, to mindfully work through the emotions and actions that arise, to arrive at a deeper understanding of self, and others, and the benevolent energy uniting us all underneath.
This is the perfect place to take that hero’s journey to the heart, to explore with utter honesty your own nakedness, and to be reborn in the process. As much as the island may challenge you, she will also cradle you. Consider it an offering, a cleansing, a blessing, and not a place to escape from your world, but an opportunity to engage in it.