Pretty cool stuff to do. Right?
Something you plan on every weekend but never get the courage to step out of the house.
But you don’t know that a part of your existence wants to explore the new places, to shake new hands, to taste new foods and above this all to get love from new hearts.
And when it does not get some for a while it starts making you feel unsatisfied and fill your days with an unknown sadness.
But how can you travel all alone to the far destinations?You have never done it. Right?
These thoughts will inspire you to start your journey to a strange land and leave the comfort zone which is diminishing the light of adventure in your life.
- Mark Twain
- Henry Miller
- T.S. Eliot
- Oscar Wilde
- Martin Buber
- Cesare Pavese
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Pico Iyer
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
The struggles and the experiences of your life, the stories and lessons you were told and your unfulfilled desires construct the person you are today.
Now when you travel you challenge yourself to push your limitations, to do the crazy things you never tried.
You start appreciating others views and accepting their existence as well.
You open your mind to new ideas, to new ways of living your life differently and sharing your happiness with strangers.
One’s destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things.
When you travel to the places with different cultures. That place is not something which helps you grow your mindset about the world but the culture, the people are.
They help you realize that your beliefs, your truths or your traditions always have limitations and these new explorations drive you on the road to a completely new life.
To become wiser, to build your character strong you must travel.
The journey, not the arrival matters.
If you can just understand this truth of our lives that we never have control on our destinations.
After living your life where will you head from this planet or come back here again?
We don’t even care about it.
The same way while making a journey your focus should be on living the moment you have right now.
If you worry about your arrival you will never be able to enjoy the gifts your journey has planned for you.
I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
What is the most valuable thing you get in return from your journey?
That is learning. You know in our daily life we share each and every incident or event with our friends, colleagues or family. When we are not able to do something we ask these loved ones to get it done for us.
But while travelling you are the only one who can solve the problem you face. You have to remember everything you need and resolve every issue yourself.
That is where true learning comes from.
All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.
You must be always prepared for unwanted circumstances as they have lessons to give you a fresh perspective on life.
While travelling You also have to keep open your eyes to the doors which are there only for you.
You can find an amazing relationship or a piece of life-changing wisdom at the other side of the door.
Though knocking on these possibilities depends on your choice only.
If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.
This one is so inspiring that I would love to mention it again.
“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.”
Let me list some wonderful lessons from this thought for you:
- If you cannot forgive easily then you cannot travel easily.
- Sharing your stuff and your love are your biggest weapons to have a happy journey.
- The more you fear from unknown risks the more you avoid the unknown gifts of freedom and peace in your life.
So when you pack your bag to start a new journey next time, do not forget to unpack this stuff out of your heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Yes. This is Emerson.
Become an inspiration for those youngsters and kids in your family.
When you return from a journey, you spread the message it can be done.
We never meet one-eye monsters or serial killers on our way to discover the world.
All we get is affection, realization and a deep understanding of the human life.
And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.
What Pico’s Sharing with us is a wonderful insight.
Once you start your journey, it never ends.
You do take breaks time to time but you can never stop travelling.
Soon you realize that it is your travel which fulfills your purpose on this planet.
So if you have not started thinking about it now is the best time for you.
Henry David Thoreau
The man who goes alone can start today, but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.
I hope this article helps you defeat your fears and leave your comfort zone.
Because travelling inspires you to become more in your ordinary life
Please share your travel stories with me and if you don’t have such story.
Go ahead and live one.