Terima Kasih

Morning Gratitude Challenge Task 8 –Terima Kasih

Terima KasihIn Bali, Indonesia, I learned to say: “Terima Kasih”.

Terima Kasih sounds like “Trrimakassy” with a rolling “R”.

Actually, Terima Kasih translates to “Accept Love”.

And the meaning of Terima Kasih is:

“Thank You” 🙏

And in your special case: Thank You Very Much😃❣

Your Gratitude Challenge Task For Today:

Share gratitude by distributing this link to the members of your challenge:
https://vitality4happiness.com/how-to-practice-gratitude/

Write down five things you are grateful for:

1. I am grateful for …, because …
2. Further, I am grateful for …, because …

5. Finally, I am grateful for …, because …

Please remember that as your self-esteem grows, due to a feeling of gratitude, your feelings of helplessness and your fears disappear.

And here comes your present for the participation in the gratitude challenge:

A Gratitude Meditation from Dr. Deepak Chopra

Confirm that you finished your task of today - Click HERE

Confirm that you finished your task of today – Click HERE

Like Heat Turns Ice Into Water,
Gratitude Turns Fear Into Abundance!

Vital and happy regards
Klaus Forster

sama sama

Morning Gratitude Challenge Task 7 –Sama Sama

sama sama

“Summer summer” – what a wonderful way to say: You are welcome

In Bali, Indonesia, I learned to say: “Sama-sama”.

Sama sama sounds like “Summer summer”. By the way, this is my favorite season 🌞

Actually, sama sama translates to “same same”.

And the meaning of sama sama is:

“You are welcome” 🙏

And in your special case: You are even more than welcome😃❣

Your Gratitude Challenge Task For Today:

Share gratitude by distributing this link to the members of your challenge:

https://vitality4happiness.com/how-to-practice-gratitude/

And if you have not shared your gratitude in a review, go back to day 21 of the abundance challenge and get it done today!

Day 21 for Your Abundance Challenge: Living Abundantly

 

Write down five things you are grateful for:

1. I am grateful for …, because …
2. Further, I am grateful for …, because …

5. Finally, I am grateful for …, because …

Please remember that as your self-esteem grows, due to a feeling of gratitude, your feelings of helplessness and your fears disappear.

And here comes your present for the participation in the gratitude challenge:

A Gratitude Meditation from Dr. Deepak Chopra

Confirm that you finished your task of today - Click HERE

Confirm that you finished your task of today – Click HERE

Like Heat Turns Ice Into Water,
Gratitude Turns Fear Into Abundance!

Vital and happy regards
Klaus Forster

Nyepy - Bali Day of Silence 2020

This Was Nyepi 2020 – Bali Day of Silence

This was Nyepi Day 2020

With credits to my friend William, who shared these beautiful pictures and lines about Nyepi 2020:

“On the Island of the Gods, we are on the cusp between the Northwest and the Southeast monsoons. It still rains frequently but the winds are shifting to the eastern quadrants. Both in the early dawn and during the aftermath of sunset the sky regularly fills with glorious color.

This was Nyepi 2020 - Bali Day of Silence

Click to enlarge the pictures

On Thursday morning the surf was up so this week you will again find a series of surf shots. On the way back from the Surungan lefthander I ran into my friend Violet, who was taking her pack of dogs for a walk in the company of her Russian friend Dasha.  On Friday as the sun was about to cross the equator it rained at dawn and that is why for the March equinox you just find a single shot of the sunset.

During the days preceding Nyepi, the Balinese must perform their Melasti purification ceremonies and in normal years you find thousands of people who walk down from the Bali heartlands in order to pray together on the shoreline. These rituals are dedicated to Sanghyang Widhi Wasa, the supreme god of Balinese Hinduism and their purpose is to bring the realm of human activities in harmony with the universe. However, in this special year, the Bali Governor decreed that such mass gatherings were prohibited and Melasti proceedings were only allowed for the people who actually live near the beach. This explains a selection of twelve pictures that I took on Sunday when the villagers of Seseh performed their Melasti duties on the waterfront. In normal years the old fool mingles in the crowd to catch the atmosphere in wide-angle reality but this time the pictures were taken at a safe distance with my telephoto lens.

The pretty girl of the week was Kate from Moscow admiring the Monday dawn and the last three pictures were taken Tuesday. They show the sky at dawn, the Seseh Ogo-ogo that was prohibited from being paraded this year and the last sunset before Nyepi.

The Bali Day of Silence falls on the new moon closest to the equinox, either before or after and today the island has its annual lock-down and turns into a ghost town. On the roads of Bali, there will not be a soul to be seen, nor a voice to be heard. Everyone will stay inside and keep quiet. The idea behind Nyepi is to ingeniously fool all evil spirits into thinking that all people have left the island. With no humans around to bug, they will wander off to other islands. So even the airport is closed and all tourists must remain within their hotel. No lights may be lit in the evening.

Although it is the only day of the year I cannot go on a beach walk, I love Nyepi. It is a unique time for introspection and after dark, it is the very best time in the whole year for stargazing. In the dark of the moon and the absence of the light pollution of modern civilization, we have the opportunity to witness how the ancients saw the heavens. You will find my album for the Balinese New Year here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/y94pXnGxMJigFMRi6

It will start at 6:00 a. m. * on Wednesday, March 25, 2020
and ends at 6:00 a. m. * on Thursday, March 26, 2020

Nyepi is the Balinese New Year. And it is very different than in the western world. Because Bali goes 24 hours offline.

Most cultures celebrate New Year with fireworks and a lot of parties, alcohol, and a lot of noise. The Balinese call the Hindu Day of Silence “Nyepi”. The intention of Nyepi is, to meditate and getting quiet inside.

  • Nyepy - Bali Day of Silence 2020It is even forbidden to going on the street, no music, no fires, no electric light …
  • Bali Goes 24 Hours Offline on, Wed. March 25th, 2020 from 6 a. m. until Thu., March 26th, 2020 at 6 a. m. *. So don’t worry if your friends in Bali are not responding to your instant messaging.
  • And all shops and restaurants will be closed, only hotels provide basic services to their guests.
  • Further, the Airport is out of service for 23 hours on March 25 from 6:00 a. m.* and will be served again on March 26, 2020, at 05:00 a. m. *.

* All times are in WITA, Central Indonesia Time, Bali, Perth, Singapore time zone.

I am really looking forward to this quiet and peaceful Nyepi day 2020 in Bali. Because I will enjoy my silent day for

Thinking Time

Thinking Time – Think First Then Act – Work Smarter, Not Harder

and Meditation.

Gratitude Meditation – FREE Podcast MP3 Audio-Download (37 Min)

Further information about Bali Goes 24 Hours Offline on Silent Day, Bali Day of Silence 2020

Dates for the Nyepi – Bali Day of Silence 2020 and in the next years

Common Era YearBalinese YearNyepi Date
2020194225 March
2021194314 March
202219443 March
2023194522 March
2024194611 March
2025194729 March
2026194819 March

 

Greetings in Indonesian

Happy Haircut – Greetings in Indonesian

Due to my bad Indonesian skills, I got a Happy Haircut. But at least I manage some Greetings in Indonesian.

After learning these greeting in Indonesian, you’d be ready for your take of to Bali!

Hi good morning,

Happy Haircut

As you can see, yesterday I had the worst hairdresser experience ever. Actually, the happy haircut was created due to a communication problem. So I definitely need to learn some more Bahasa Indonesia to avoid another happy haircut like that. Actually, I already picked up a little bit.

Greetings in Indonesian

If it is in the morning you say: “Salamat pagi”

Or if it is in the evening it is: “Salamat malam”

If it is time to eat, it is: “Salamat macan”

And if it is a girl coming the other way, I keep saying: “Salamat sayang”

Which actually means “darling”. It’s no propper Indonesian, I know that. But it creates always a smile in the other persons face.

Happy HaircutAnd then, another very essential one: If it is an Australian bloke you say: “Salamat Bintang”

So that means cheers mate.

 

After this preparation,

You’d be ready for your take of to Bali!

 

Learn some more greetings in Indonesian, with even better pronunciation than mine:

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