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Travel-Self, True-Self

13 Dec

One of the things I most enjoy about travel is the way that it brings out a version of myself that seems most true to me. It seems that the daily trappings in which we find ourselves immersed, with our modern culture and societal structure, is rather far removed from what natural living really ought to be about. That whole discussion aside, I gotta say: I love the sensation of being in a new land, exploring new wonders, and doing it all on my own time, at my own pace, in pursuit of my own happiness.

Much of the knowledge I possess about myself has come by way of my travel experiences. I have learned that I am capable of easier spontaneity, and greater daring, than I had previously recognized. I know that I can find joy, and attract engaging company, in a multitude of situations. With very little effort, I can rack up an array of accomplishments in a single day, so long as my goals entail adventure, and my responsibilities are solely to my immediate well-being.

Ahh, if only it were the case that in order to experience and truly appreciate such freedom, we didn’t need to spend the rest of our time enslaved to our long-term responsibilities. For, if travel were my life, it would no longer be a break from the norm, but the standard, itself; then, what would a vacation entail? I believe that I require a rejuvenating home into which I can grow strong roots, and a big, strong set of wings, to carry me abroad, so that I can blossom throughout the world. Let’s see what I can do about that…

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Posted by on 12/13/2011 in Musings

 

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