Indonesia: pursuit of balance. Gilbert lived in Bali and began with an old medicine man she had met there on a previous trip. At the start of her time here, she spent most of her time with this medicine man (Ketut), learning more about meditation and starting to use all she has learned to feel balance in her life. During one of their conversations about different ways to meditate (Yoga being one that Gilbert practices), Ketut declared a simple statement:
“Why they always look so serious in Yoga? You make serious face like this, you scare away good energy. To meditate , only you must smile. Smile with face, smile with mind, and good energy will come to you and clean away dirty energy. Even smile in your liver…. Too serious, you make you sick. You can calling the good energy with a smile.”
I don’t think there needs to be much discussion on this one. The power of a smile can go a long way. 🙂 Never forget to smile.
I’ll report back again after I see the movie!!