Do you like to travel? If so, where do you travel to? Do you stay within your country or region or do you like to go abroad and expand your horizons? Do you travel for work or for pleasure? These factors all affect how we feel about travel and what happens to our minds to expand our sense of self. I think travel is a fantastic way to expand our sense of self and also to see how other people live. Often we get caught up with our lives and wanting and doing certain things, so seeing how others live can show us alternatives, perhaps to see our lives are better than we thought they are and to perhaps relax and take it easy. To not put so pressure on ourselves. To appreciate what we do. To appreciate in life the things we have.
So where do you travel? Sometimes we can travel abroad, but also within ourselves. Many of us don't know our destination so we just travel along. Is this the best way to be? I don't think so. We need to constantly expand our horizons, try new things and move forward in a way that allows us to become more complete and whole (if we can ever be so). Travel both inside and out can help us here. Exploring our inner world, travelling to the dark recesses of our conscious and perhaps exploring our fundamental tapes with the help of a trained professional might be an interesting exercise. Not forever, but for a while. Long enough to realise that we are all on a journey, a little floored and just doing our best.
Travel both in a out has helped me to expand my world view, see others with empathy and not be so targeted and goal driven. I am slowly learning to let be what will be and not be so driven towards material success and things, as I know they are only that. It is about making more of a difference in others ways now that is important. Travel keeps it real and helps me in this understanding.
David Corcoran is a Executive Voice Coach. He helps people take responsibility for their communication. This Blog contains his regular musings, thoughts and ideas. He is based in Vienna, Austria.