Nyepi (Silent Day). Every year, the Balinese people celebrate Nyepi, which is also known as the Balinese New Year. A day of doing nothing but resting, it’s perfect for self-reflection. You are not allowed to leave the house/travel, you are not allowed to light a fire, you are not allowed to work, and you are not allowed to entertain yourself with any activity. Sure, it might look boring just sitting quietly at home doing nothing. However, spending one day without vehicles, airplanes, electricity, and the internet, is a welcome detox for the environment and the people, offering a short respite from social media and busy life. With the existence of this silent day, humans are forced to take a short break and go within. Imagine if the whole world would do it, by how much could the carbon footprint be reduced for a day?
Dear Green Heart Warrior, with this last post we are saying goodbye to Bali and are flying over to India into another Ancient Wisdom Month, full of colors, dances, and deities.
Thank you for being with us and please stay tuned. It’s gonna be so much fun. Love to ALL.