Nyepi is the day of silence in Bali, where everyone is required to stay inside and reflect. The use of electricity is not allowed. Police patrol the streets to ensure that no one is on the road.
I leave on Friday and head to the countryside of Bali for a 7 day silent retreat. In the west this is a time of year for ‘spring cleaning’ but here in Bali we clear out not only our homes but also our hearts and minds.
It is important in our busy lives to make time for reflection. For me it is a time to purge my soul of impurities. These are things that remain deeply rooted in places that are not so apparent.