Festivals. I haven’t really been a festival person per say. Not that I don’t like to have fun, music, and dance. :) It’s just that the festivals I have known so far - mostly musical - never really attracted me truly, deeply. I enjoyed them, but I never really felt the “HELL YEAH” feeling. Neither during, nor after. They never enriched me with an experience of a lifetime, or unforgettable memories. Except for some dance festivals.
I guess now all this is changing. During the past few months living in New Zealand, my world has grown wide open. (And I thought it was already pretty wide…) In many many walks of life. Including the festival scene. Here are some of my reflections after amazing Earthbeat.
The festivals I have been to recently not only opened up my world, but my eyes and my heart, too.
Open up. Embrace the new. The different. The unknown. The unusual. Without expectations, and getting the most incredible experiences out of it. Connect. Disconnect. Discover. Explore. The nature. The people. The vibes. The you around me, and the me inside.
Why? Why here, why now? Probably because I am at that stage of my life. Simple as it is.
What did I like in these festivals? What was special? Many questions, even more answers... Here are some:
I loved the freedom. I loved the inspiration. I loved the creativity, the connectivity, the beauty. I loved the wisdom, the truth, the raw reality. I loved the meaningful talks, the openness. I loved music and dancing from the heart. I loved that everyone can be the person he/she truly wishes to be. I loved no faking. I loved that young and old, adults, kids, people with so different backgrounds, appearances, interests can all be part of the festival. Day and night. At the workshops. On the dance floor. I loved how we learned from each other. I loved how we found out that despite differences, we are so similar. I loved how we overcame fears, challenges, difficulties. I loved how we grew and embraced joy.
I loved that we needed nothing and no one but ourselves, the nature and the positive energy of the people surrounding us to get so so high. High above the sky. To stretch our limits and fly.
LovePeaceHappiness. Am I becoming a hippie? Whatever...
I am just so happy to let all these new experiences take me so I can take it all in…
So my friends, dare to connect, dare to explore! Something new. Something strange. Something unknown. A whole new world is waiting… ;)
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