Wherever you are, there will be times when your principles and beliefs are challenged. It becomes a real test when you are at a foreign place, more so a minority.
The need to fit in and be a part of something is adamant anywhere we go. But it has to be reigned in order to not lose yourself in the process.
I have learnt that a few moments of contemplation and reflection in our daily schedule would be of great benefit to our soul and well being. We all need to be centred. And the fact of the matter is that, as humans, we tend to forget, some more easier than others therefore we need to constantly remind ourselves of our core.