I love the anonymity and peace found in hotel rooms, even in their lobby’s. There’s a sense that anything is possible, a spaceless, timeless dimension, a good place to plan and dream, a renewing of oneself. While traveling in general through airports and train stations I am in altered state of consciousness in which I am required to be in the now, yet nothing compares to a good hotel room. It’s like living in a cloud floating through space, heaven on earth.
Hotel rooms are a place to transcend the everyday experience and can be very romantic with a partner, and yet solitude in a lux room is one of my guilty pleasures. A space to read, write and bathe in poetry or a good hot bath. Though if the hotel isn’t great it’s best to be with a friend or lover and try to ignore the horror. Order pizza, drink red wine, laugh and watch bad TV. A type of worldly heaven. I think it’s called fun. Silly and just as important to a good life as meditation, yoga and kale.
Quality hotel rooms are a perfect space for meditation. Doubly good as a mind and body vacation. Some of us, myself included are so stuck at times in the mental trapping of negativity and judgment that I value my time in meditation and contemplation allowing myself to release all that junk and connect to my essential sweetness. The challenge becomes how to bring that beautiful essence of our true selves into everyday life. Daily meditation teaches me awareness so when I find myself disconnecting and reacting instead of responding I am aware and am usually able to auto correct. Usually. We are spiritual beings having a human experience, so I remember to be gentle with myself. Usually.
If you’re interested in exploring spirituality ( not religious dogma ) one suggestion in Puerto Vallarta is a www.unity.org group that meets every Saturday morning at 10:45 am running for approximately an hour in Emiliano Zapata. I have attended a few times and can write from personal experience this is a friendly, lighthearted & humorous group of people. We start with a non-intimidating ten minute meditation and then a member of the group reads aloud a selected short writing .We then have a period of sharing our thoughts about the reading that lead to spirited insights and conversation. A great way to start your weekend . Address : On Constitucion with the cross street being Basilio Badillo in the Setac office , behind OXXO . This is where the Mismoyla buses leave from.
November brings us the U.S. tradition of Thanksgiving Day where we are reminded to be grateful . I hope this is daily practice for all of us. We have so much to be thankful for. The sun, the stars, our pets, food, water, music, laughter and joy, the list is endless. I am sure if we count our blessings they far outweigh our concerns.
I wish for us all not just one day of celebrating gratitude with turkey, friends, family and community but a continual daily renewal of true thanksgiving. I invite us all to enjoy our gift of life, and with that being said Happy Thanksgiving Day, enjoy ! Peace and Richest Blessings always.