Two years ago I tried out being Swedish yogi-farmer-vegan.
There I was, working in the organic gardens of a yoga ashram in the middle of Swedish nowhere.
I’d never meditated before, nor eaten a vegan diet, nor heard of karma yoga. I had been working my nuts off on a superyacht, and I wanted to do something a bit mad.
For two weeks we rose at 5am,
meditated, did all sorts of yoga, picked beans, learnt yogic theory for living a bloody good life, explored the countryside, ploughed fields, and
did yet more meditation.
There was no technology, no phones, no contact with the outside world, no sugar, dairy, meat, fruit, chocolate, or caffeine. For three days we were silent, with no talking, writing, reading, nor eye contact.
I went here voluntarily!
It was one of the best things I’ve ever done.
Challenging yourself, putting yourself right outside your comfort zone (even if you’re not exactly sure why!), is imperative if you want to grow and change.
If you want more out of life than you currently have, you’ve got to do things differently than you currently are.