I knew when I landed that it was exactly where I needed to be.
My heart was craving something my mind could not understand.
Logical mind seems to do this — ALL THE TIME.
Especially mine; I always have a head over heart battle (I’ll talk about this another time).
Head: Why would you want to go to Scotland in the middle of summer? It’s raining most days and if you head to the Highlands, it’s probably giong to sit at 13 degrees (if you’re lucky) and this is summer.
Heart: I want to go to Scotland.
Mind: You are crazy! Why not go to the south of France, laze around in the sun and drink rose all day long?
After 30+ hours of travel (Australia really is on the other side of the world), I landed in Edinburgh and everything made sense.
I knew… Scotland was exactly where I needed to be.
I needed space.
I needed to drive through the highlands with the windows down and the fresh country air filling up every part of me.
I needed to drive past the cobblestone fences, through the tree-covered roads and to be surrounded by the vast green fields and majestic lochs.
I needed to get lost in the space so I could listen.
I needed to be dwarfed by Ben Nevis. It’s the most spectacular mountain I have ever seen – there is definitely some kind of magic in the air in Scotland and it has nothing to do with men wearing kilts.
I needed to feel the history seeped into every piece of stone carved in all the castles I saw.
I needed to feel the coolness of the highlands and the wildness of the lochs.
I needed to be dwarfed by Mother Nature, so I could listen to the beat of my heart.
It had so much to say.
So I listened and listened some more.
And felt so much more at ease.
See, there’s so much noise in our day to day lives.
I mean, we’re getting woken by a screaming alarm to flick through Instagram, run to work and be consumed by the day.
If you’re like me, the only time to breathe is when you hit the yoga mat.
I flew to Scotland to create this space.
You probably don’t have to fly 30+ hours to create space but, you see, I’m still learning to be more of a heart over head person.
If you are confused, feel like something is missing, or aren’t sure what your next move is…
And sometimes this can mean in your house, your office, your life.
And if you can’t find any, go somewhere until there is only space as far as the eye can see.
And be ok with not knowing. Maybe your guidance is to have patience or, hell, cut the crap from your life and have more fun.
All your answers are there if you create space and listen.
Take the car, go for a drive, walk in nature and create physical space… so you can listen to the beat of your heart.
It knows where to go and what to do.
Your heart won’t regret it, and neither will you.