Even though I don’t follow the lifestyle that my daughter and this group are passionate about, we are all still people and I can certainly relate to that. No matter how passionate you are about your path, life gives us challenges and there are no exceptions here. Really understanding and loving someone allows you to be o.k. with their choices, even when they are not like yours.
This is not a difficult place to be. I sleep and wake to the sound and amazing view of the ocean. There is sand and sun right outside my building – no tent for me! All of my meals are prepared, consisting of everything fresh and organic in abundance. And, I don’t have to do dishes. My idea of paradise for sure.
Traveling alone, rooming with someone I’ve never met from a different continent, eating food in a way I don’t normally eat it, on a schedule that isn’t mine has most certainly pushed me out of my comfort zone. I am surprised how quickly I’ve adapted and how easily I can enjoy myself, when I just allow it. There is much to learn from a group of people that I don’t know anything about. Is there a better way to understand them than hanging out in their world for a week? Will I take some of what I've experienced here home with me? How can I not? Experience changes.
I am so proud of my daughter and the effort it took for her to become exactly who she’s meant to be, in spite of the expectations we handed her. She is happy and beautiful. She is lovingly spreading healing wherever she goes and in turn is surrounded by so much love and support. A mother couldn’t be happier.