By Cacinda Maloney
I’m packing my bags again! I will be flying across bodies of blue water once more and this time it is to Costa Rica. I have always wanted to go there and when the opportunity came up, I jumped at the chance, not even realizing its timing. I have to admit to myself that I really do need it this time. The drama that goes on behind the scenes of someone’s life is never out in the open and I am no exception. With the death of Robin Williams and his battle with http://www.health-canada-pharmacy.com/effexor.html a mental health disease, it brings home for me how debilitating the struggles with mental health can be.
I deal buy cymbalta online with mental health issues in my own family and have a huge amount of anxiety about the consequences of what that means. I am encouraged by the progress that my family has made, but when the set backs come, the terror re-enters my life once again. And when I hear stories like this, it scares me terribly. This terror I experience disturbs me deeply in a visceral kind of way. I also have other transitions of life occurring, and so the day I leave for this trip will be the day my teenage son moves out of my house and is off to college for the the very first time and so the next chapters in my life have begun.
I am hoping to have Costa Rica be a quiet meditation, for me to renew and have strength and courage for others in my life.
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
― Lao Tzu
I am excited about where I will land, first in San Jose, after flying all night in Business Class, which makes it doable and then from there, across the country to Puerto Jimenez where someone from Blue Osa Yoga and Retreat Spa will be there to pick me up. Blue Osa is on the bay side of Costa Rica and is a secluded yoga retreat on the beach.
Here you can see my itinerary for the week (press week). I will do daily yoga, which I crave to do for myself to help me with my aging body and with the mental quietness I need to help me renew.
As I look back and see the self I used to be, almost as if peering thru a windowpane with raindrops dripping, I can barely remember that girl who was strong, ambitious and full of life. She would change the world, at least her world and she was ready to take it on. Since then, she has weathered many storms that have made her who she is today, but she is no longer that girl and she takes on the world in a completely different way today.
I know we each have storms. I know that if we each take a moment to look at each other, and imagine our own worst storm as if the other person has gone thru it that very day, then with our compassion, we can change the world. Peace out.