Carr. Iquitos-Nauta, Iquitos, Peru
I’ve been home for one month after completing a two month stay at Caya Shobo. There are things I most definitely miss, things I didn’t realize would impact me. Like the smiles and sparkling eyes of all of the staff that I experienced each day — thinking that the company and beauty they shared would always be there. And it is, in memory but I miss them in real time.
The community of us.
I miss waking up or simply staying awake into the early hours and visiting with friends that you will undoubtedly make along the way.
A family of the most gracious, remarkable individuals that make life so much more interesting, simply by sharing it.
The sounds of the jungle, the smell of the rain, the perfect sunrise and nightfall. The Icaros.
The things I don’t miss?
Definitely the girl I used to be. The over analyzing, obsessing, worrying, overly amped up, not feeling quite right, non sleeping counterpart that had taken over my life — she’s gone.
And now with all that I have undone, for all that I am…
No, I didn’t have an aha! moment where the lights clicked on and the sheen cast its golden light upon everything — it was definitely work. The hardest, coolest, hands down bravest work one can do. And the aha moment! has become my life.
My entire frequency has changed. Yours will too.
Thank you Caya Shobo for helping me to remember.
Forever and always,