It is almost impossible for European guys not to fall in love while they travel to Bali and it happens easily for them to feel their heartbeat increasing.
Also this is so common on a daily basis that women and Indonesian men realize they are falling in love. The love is warm as the water and air is. This is the nature of this country. Love including its all aspects are fast and hot.
Bali is a heaven for people who are sick of modern life. The modern society which drowning it’s victims by regulations, customs and religions every minute.
2500 years ago when Greek cities experienced a very beginning civilization where big philosophers like Socrates and Aristotle ordain Aristotelian Society, there were some uncivilized people who usually traveled to these cities with the purpose of business. But After some time living there, they had been becoming mad and soon they ran away.
They found out a new unknown awareness which now we try to find it in our life. The awareness of pure freedom.
They experienced the sweet tasted of this gift under the God’s sky and they lost their wild nature in cities.
These people who could drink wine and stomp dance under the moon at night while they were biting animal’s raw meat and sing loudly could not tolerated all limitations which were created by kings and betrayer sociologists.
After ending horrible big empires, the new slavery systems started to begin. We human being, surrounded our self by a cell, more horrible than Nazi camps name modern civilization covered by a soft decorated hope of freedom. A system which is including of big companies, new technologies, unsympathetic governments and big modern cities established to control us even in our private space and they ruled the society what is right and what is not right. They just remain an empty imagination thought name freedom. Yeah, this is the gift of 21 century. We become like a machine who follows the order. This new philosophy of life which they created means more suicide and more slavery which is seen more in developed countries.
And we forgot the real meaning of civilization which is to be more aware today to be happier tomorrow. But we just work today to survive tomorrow. This is the message which Nazi guards were telling to poor Jewish prisoners at Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland during world war two. (Work today to survive tomorrow or work makes you free)
Island like Bali, Pucket in Thailand still kept their connections to sand, water, jungle, mountain and river.
That’s why when European guys visit there, they fell in love and marry and never come back again. This is not because they find some nice women. This is because they found back their awareness and consequently their freedom.
As long as we entertain our mind with technologies, we lose more our awareness to our nature and that means nothing but suicide.
Bali, the famed Island of the Gods, with its varied landscape of hills and mountains, rugged coastlines and sandy beaches, lush rice terraces and barren volcanic hillsides all providing a picturesque backdrop to its colorful, deeply spiritual and unique culture, stakes a serious claim to be paradise on earth.
Bali is a popular tourist destination, which has seen a significant rise in tourists since the 1980s. It is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. The Indonesian International Film Festival is held every year in Bali.
And honestly, there are many places like Bali today.
Arnold is a 65 years old guy who lives in Bali for 5 years and he never wanted to come back to Europe again. He is a carpenter who makes special furniture.
He told me that he was a hard worker in his life and he never felt he is free. He is married 3 times and has 3 child. Arnold was always looking for something special missed in his life but he never succeed to find that till he migrated to Bali.
He tried sport, dance and music and many other entertainments. But still one thing was missing in his life. He experienced love but Later on he noticed that his love was not true. He felt he lost in the midst of millions of desires and intentions which he could not find the appropriate one. Finally he ended up in Bali when his friend suggested to him. He arrived to bail at 2010 and he rent out one small house for himself with one bicycle.
Arnold also has a small workshop in which he makes some nice stuff and he sells to tourists. At Evening he goes to have a ride into mountain for one hour. Then, he walks through sandy beach of Bali and speaks with new tourists. They have a nice conversation far away from politics but music and literature. He has an Indonesian girl friend who met her 4 years ago and they live together until now. They have a dog and two cats in their garden. During the sunset when Arnold watching this pure miracle of nature ,he noticed he found that missed thing in his life which were nothing but pure naked fragile hope, the true adventure coming out of vast unknown . Out of immensity into a new life.
This is his new world
Author : Reza Khodamehri