Howard Thurman, thank you for your words that speak to our soul—“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” We travelers believe travel is one of the best ways to come alive and live to the fullest.
It pushes you into the beauty and rawness of life, shed the illusions of perfection and get real. It’s easy to get wrapped up into the chaos of everyday life. That’s why travel matters more than ever. We can’t shut each other out, run away from the horrible things that we as humans are putting each other through. All we can do and what the world needs from those who still believe in goodness is for them to open up to the world, stay empathetic and stay strong. Travel allows us to do just that!
Travel shows you how much strength you have within you, unrecognized, unused. These experiences help you redefine failure and understand that it’s okay to be wrong about perceptions of ourselves, others, cultures and customs—that it’s okay to be wrong and to embrace it sometimes, as only then we’ll grow as a person.
Most of us have an all-consuming obsession with your phone, the internet—basically, with technology. Does it offer us more than it drains us off? That remains a rhetorical question! However, this plague can be cured as you travel amidst nature, which can be more overwhelming than any app you will know or more humbling than any other experience. Being unplugged leaves you grounded in the present moment and makes you centered. Don’t watch as a bystander. Participate, in the current moment.
It’s not about escaping life. It’s about embracing it, accepting the mindset of a traveler. You don’t have to buy a plane ticket. What you can try is to move through life with a more awareness, more gratitude, acceptance and wonder.
Do you remember the last time you jumped out of bed with wonder in your eyes, curiosity for more? Live more, uncover more, know more.