Getting scammed is everyone’s travel nightmare. If you are planning a trip to Connaught Place, read this!
– Anthony Bourdain
It's our nature as human beings to define the world. It makes us feel safe but in the process it calcifies and limits us.
When we travel, it's a very physical act of letting go of our safety and our conventions. When we go to a culture different from ours, in any degree, it reframes our reality and gives us a chance to question things that had been an almost subconscious part of our experience.
Life demands routine to be effecient and predictable, but routine is the opposite of inspired.
Inspiration is the fuel for the long haul and routines ARE the long haul.
What tools do you use to inspire yourself and keep your mind fresh? What routines support you?
If you have had your nose to the grindstone for a long time, you may not have looked up or checked a map in a while. I'm not talking about Google maps, but more of a self-assessment to see if you are still going in the direction you thought you would be.
When you steer a boat, you aren't following roads. A number of things can get you slightly off course, which is ok if they are quickly assessed and corrected. But a 1 degree mistake becomes a whole new course after hundreds of miles.
When the world drastically changes around you, drawing from within yourself gives you a better understanding of who you actually are in different circumstances and what you value.