"The most important things in life are togetherness and friendship, whether among family members, friends and acquaintances, work colleagues or with the welcoming of strangers," says Chicco Tatriele, Co-founder and Managing Director of Fivelements.
He was speaking after an enlightening discussion on karma, compassion, tolerance and the path to peace, which were the key messages this year from Fivelements. The takeaway messages were gratifyingly fundamental, achievable and universal.
"Sharing experiences and having fun together create unforgettable moments, moments of love and connection," he added. "Life is about these moments. It is about feeling good, about savouring that feeling and expressing it too."
Moments like these remind us that in the middle of our busy lives it is essential to remember what is important in life and that we can all make an impact through our thoughts and actions.
Co-founder and Managing Director, Fivelements
"The power of positive thinking is so important," says Chicco. "We can change the world by changing our attitude deeply every day. Each act of transformation of ourselves will help and influence humanity as a whole. Do it for yourself, but also for your family members, friends, acquaintances, work colleagues and strangers."
Fivelements Retreat Bali regularly holds evenings to help guests and friends discover tools for creating greater harmony in daily life and set intentions for positive change on personal, family, community and world levels. They are sealed with a magical Agni Hotra Fire Ceremony led by Balinese priests, before sitting down for an inspirational five-course chef's tasting dinner. This new year the magical evening was led by Ida Rsi Bhagawan Darma Cadhu Siddhi, the distinguished high priest and leader of the spiritual communities of the three islands of Nusa Penida, Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan.