March 5, 2015

14 Things I Learned while Living in India.


Living in an another country can certainly stir up insecurities and vulnerabilities.

In our country of origin things are familiar and, for the most part, comfortable, because we know how the “system” works. However, when we are living somewhere else our whole sense of security gets shaken up and we have to learn new ways of existing and adapting.

When we travel or live in another country it takes us out of our comfort zone. Living out of our comfort zone stretches us beyond our limits and makes us stronger, resilient and more wise. It is an education in itself. No amount of reading about it can give us the direct experience of it until we live it for ourself.

India is unique and an Independent Intelligence. She has a unique way of teaching us.

India was designed for us to clear our karma and progress on the spiritual path. Everything that happens there is auspicious and no accident. It is often referred to as the Cosmic Airport. We all began and will end here. Moksha (liberation) is her main gift for all those who are seeking.

Living here has been a spiritual process in itself and here are just a few things I learned along the way.

14 Things I learned on the path.

How to be utterly resourceful.

To learn to let go of carefully made plans in an instant. You can’t make plans in India, India makes plans of you.

To be extremely patient and unyielding.

To be brave and courageous while traveling alone everywhere. 

To be alone with myself without feeling lonely.

To listen to myself and intuition when it is speaking to me loud and clear.

To slow my pace of life and enjoy whatever is happening by being totally in the moment.

To live with out electricity. The current always comes back just when you need it.

I can live without internet. The internet will always go down just when yo need it.

I can live without my ‘stuff’. I can live without less and have more.

I learned how to walk away and mean it. 

I learned how to trust myself and trust life.

I learned how to be ok with me just as I am.

I learned how to let go. Let go of everything.

If India is calling you home, take heed—it’s your invitation for transformation. 

Don’t miss the train.


Author: Sarvasmarana Ma Nithya

Editor: Emily Bartran 

Photo: Pixoto/Chris O’ Brien

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