Well, I could probably write a dozen blogs about it and will, but the first thing that comes to mind is that the people of Bali truly live a life of devotion and service.
Our tour guide Agung is a shining example of what I’m talking about. Aside from one trip to Jakarta, Agung has never traveled outside of Bali.
He LOVES Bali. He LOVES people. He is the leader of his village and truly lives with an open heart. He’s never heard of The Daily Love. He’s never even heard of Oprah.
And yet this man lives what TDL stands for, to a T. No self-help books. No therapy.
It’s the culture.
He knows nothing but a life of devotion. I spent a lot of time talking with Agung asking him questions. After a few days of being with him, I anointed him in my mind as my current spiritual teacher.
So many people I know in the “self-help” field, including myself, have a lot of knowledge. But very few of us fully practice what we preach. I know I’m still a huge work in progress.
Agung doesn’t have a blog. He doesn’t have a product to sell. He simply IS of service.
In all of our conversations we talked about “flow”, living with an “open heart”, how Love is more important than money, and that your mind can be your most powerful medicine.
Everything Agung mentioned felt like what I had just heard so many experts share at the Hay House conference that I had spoken at just a few weeks earlier.
Two of the greatest things that Agung demonstrated for me is what a contribution and service-based mindset and heart-set really are. Ever since I went to a Tony Robbins’ event a few years ago, I’ve been trying to learn how to trade the need for significance for contribution, and the Uni-verse sent me a fantastic teacher.
The message that Agung was demonstrating for me was “embody the message.” This is a tall task and one that I know I will never fully master, because there is always another layer.
Part of embodying the message for me is the constant and always present need to have physical health. So this year I am committed to taking both Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga teacher training as well as continuing with gym workouts and adding in boxing.
But, more than that, the message of Love, the example of Love and service that Agung and many other Balinese people demonstrated for me will live with me forever.
I feel as if a new seed and reference point of Love has been planted in me and I am so grateful for my time with Agung and excited to return to Bali soon!
How can you embody your message of Love even more today?
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