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With no fixed plans, we snatched a long nose boat in Krabi, flipped open our Lonely Planet guide book, and said to the captain, “take us to Railay Bay”. This trip was a wild, and mind-blowing, adventure. It was my first time traveling with no set agenda. We had no clue where we were going, how long we would be staying, or on what pillow we would rest our heads. It was thrilling to be on the open ocean, floating around incredible, rock formations and uninhabited, green islands. I can’t begin to fathom the infinite, ancient stories that live on, within this magical territory. As night was setting in, we jumped out of the boat, and guided by flickering fireflies, set out in search of a place to spend the night.
Railay beach is a small peninsula; there are no roads, or cars. It was hot, and I’d overpacked. I felt a momentary anxiety set in, as I realized we didn’t know where we were going, and we didn’t have a plan. The sky continued to darken, and so did my mood. I felt lost in a strange land. So, I must admit, I was beyond happy when we stumbled onto the intriguing beachy, tree house, cottages of the Railay Beach Club. These accommodations provided an amazing, experience of a traditional Thai home.
It’s funny, if you just let go . . . be with what is, how nicely things can unfold - how in any given moment, if we just surrender to the here and now, everything is simply okay (or better). It’s the regrets of the past, or worries about the future, that cause most of our fears and anxiety. I’m beginning to realize, this letting go, is the lesson of my life. We have to surrender to the “what is”. Life is unpredictable. One minute we might experience intense joy, and then something rocks our world and it’s easy to get sucked into that unfolding drama. But, if we are somehow able to suspend our judgement about how things “should” be, it almost always turns out perfectly, and often, better than we imagined.