It’s amazing sometimes how perfect times, plans and needs match. Yesterday we saw a listing we were interested in on Trusted Housesitters, and responded to it. Tonight we had a Skype call with the house- and dog owner in Sri Lanka and have agreed on going there late January for a week of house sitting.
And we’re welcome to come early, or to pass by and leave some stuff if we need to, and we can stay a few extra nights if we want to! In other words, she seems to be very flexible and generous.
Next house sit will be close to the beach!
This is something that has struck us time after time over the past 14 months of traveling and house sitting: We meet so many people who are open minded, generous and welcoming.
Despite all the fear that resides in some people and although we hear of humans feeling distrust, there’s a huge chunk of trust, faith in mankind and love for others out here as well.
Rose in France last October
We love being part of the trusting community, and hope that our experiences, as well as our being in the world, also becomes a part of a larger movement where we together can bring more trust back into people.
// Wivan and Anders
In the Azores last May
Coffee and a chat
Over a coffee yesterday afternoon we were going to discuss what type of diving we wanted to book for today. We had just been at the beach and then taken a little walk – it was time for decisions and then off to the dive center.
Our talk ended in something totally different. We were not going to dive this Monday. It can wait. Something else is more important. The feeling. The sense of needing more rest.
AnWiSa in new diving masks
So, we let life be as it is, allowing ourselves to follow the feeling and just having no plan for the day – other than moving to another hotel here in Khao Lak.
Anders was the one catching the sensation, and being brave enough to say it out loud – he needs more time to rest, recover and to gain more energy. Otherwise diving is just a “doing”, not a passion or something really fun.
As a matter of fact he was basically “touching the wall paper” with his nose (close to the famous wall) when he was still working, and there’s a process of recovery and healing going on. No one knows for how long or how the process looks, we just need to follow the feeling of the moment and trust that our guidence is showing the way.
As a part of this, we also continue to promise each other to be true, to speak from the heart and not hold back when something is important. It’s also a promise to take care of ourselves first, then each other – nothing else will work in the long run.
Wivan took a massage
So, like every one should ask him/her self every now and then; what do you need or want this very moment?
Lots of love!
Anders and Wivan
Tom Yam soup for lunch
Wivan + cocktails = true
Taking some moments to ponder upon this qoute after morning yoga. It’s a big one. As was Syd Banks.
Give a day. To yourself. A day of love, trust, belief and peace. See what happens.