Discovering Your True Essence Through Exploration
Traveling is more than just going to new places, taking Instagram-worthy photos, and collecting passport stamps. It can be a transformative experience that helps you discover your true essence.
When you travel, you leave behind your daily routine and responsibilities, giving you the opportunity to reflect on who you are and what you want from life. Here are some tips for discovering your true essence through exploration.
1. Embrace the Unknown: Traveling is all about stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things. Don't be afraid to get lost, try local cuisine, or strike up a conversation with a stranger. The more you embrace the unknown, the more you'll discover about yourself.
2. Disconnect: While it may be tempting to stay connected to the world through social media and technology, taking a break from it can help you focus on the present moment and connect with your inner self. Consider turning off your phone, or limiting your time on social media during your trip.
3. Engage with the Culture: Learning about different cultures can help you gain a better understanding of yourself and the world around you. Take a cooking class, visit a local market, or attend a traditional ceremony. You'll be surprised at how much you can learn about yourself through cultural experiences.
4. Journal: Writing down your thoughts, feelings, and experiences during your travels can help you reflect on your journey and gain insights into yourself. Consider keeping a travel journal and jotting down your daily experiences, observations, and reflections.
5. Be open to meeting new people
Traveling within can be a life-changing experience that helps you discover your true essence. By embracing the unknown, disconnecting from technology, engaging with local cultures, and journaling your experiences, you can gain a better understanding of yourself and the world around you. So, pack your bags, and embark on a journey of self-discovery.
Having been to 56 countries I have loved meeting new people (some are still friends after 30 years), eating/drinking local delicious food and wine, trying to speak the local language (and listening to the locals speak in deep conversation, exploring beautiful places (both amazing natural wonders and man-made sights and most of all embracing everything new cultures have to offer.
Written by Jo Surkitt (Travel enthusiast)