Time is very slow for those who wait. Very fast for those who are scared. Very long for those who lament. Very short for those who celebrate. But for those who love, time is eternal. – William Shakespeare
Bula Bula and Happy New Year to everyone. I have many thoughts and experiences to share with you from our time in Fiji and I am so excited to begin~!
The Fijian culture and people are just beautiful and live completely from their heart and from gratitude. I never once heard them complain about anything, and for those who have so little, this is truly a gift. No matter what little they have, they share generously and without conditions.
When you are surrounded by this sense of giving and love, you immediately feel loved and nurtured and feel full and ready to give back generously. This was a wonderful reminder to me that when I live from that place, I can always feel and be abundant.
Surrounded by the most beautiful nature, the Fijian’s respect and honour the land, sea and the abundance it has for them. In doing so, nature has provided all of their needs. One humble coconut tree provides them with wood, furniture, jewellery, fire, plates, cups, food, water and nourishment. Everyday we were taught how simple it is to be abundant, how simple it is for them to love and be open and to give to everyone that comes into their life.
When we are willing to give completely, we also receive completely and so I began to feel energised by their openness and generosity and began to give easily in return.
The village we visited one day had no electricity. The two tribes lived in small open wooden huts with no windows and little or no furniture and yet every face of each child and adult had a smile and welcomed our family.
I am so very grateful for these people and for this experience. They reminded me to connect more deeply and to live from my heart and that abundance has nothing to do with what we have but rather about what we decide to give.
“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, love and success; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.” – Steve Maraboli