My wanderlust lures me to strange and foreign lands and I do not resist. In my daily life differences tend to bother me but when I slow down, these differences appear charming, they rejuvenate and inspire me. The differences in landscapes, in weather, in lifestyles, in thoughts, beliefs are liberating. Not only do I appreciate and understand others better in my ‘slowed down’ state but I even understand myself in a way that I didn’t before. I get a clearer picture of who I am, what I want to be and where I am going. It’s like not being able to see for a long time before being fitted with the perfect pair of glasses.
I come back to my daily life with renewed enthusiasm. I skip and jump and do a cart-wheel (all in my mind, all in my mind. What did you think?) I am happy to report that after my break, my world has expanded, my mind has expanded and so has my waistline but my increased girth does not worry me at all. I can reduce my size given time but once my world and mind have expanded…..they shall remain expanded forever.
So, even if he knows his destination and is sure of being on the right road, the smart traveller of life shall pause to check his co-ordinates, to check his map and to notice his fellow travellers. I have learnt to pause, to think, to feel and to experience. I have learnt that once in a while, it’s good to slow down. Fellow travellers of life, you need a break!