Life throws challenges on us and we have no option but to face them. Many try to run away from the sheer facts and practicalities of life but many try to face the same and rise above everything, triumphant.
I used to always search the escape source for my frustration, irritation, pain, grief, etc. But somehow, I never came to any conclusion regarding what would make me happy or calm down or make me positive and fill me with more energy. I also received suggestions of meditation, Yoga, reading mythological books and much more. I have a preoccupied mind and so things like meditation would take a lot of time to dissolve in me and make me more content. For mythology, of course, I thought its too early for my age to take up this loophole. Then, what can be that one thing or more that would make me a better person mentally and inject more strength in me to tackle minor or major issues of life?
One fine day a thought ran my mind that I want to travel, rather travel alone. Well, it sounded weird at first and took a long time for me to convince my parents and family for it but finally I succeeded in doing so and left on my solo journey (as it was my first time travelling alone, it was only for a few days). Previous to this, all sorts of journeys or travels were guided by my parents and so me as a kid never had to bother much about good or bad situations that came up during our travel. But this time, I was all alone and needed to act smartly according to upcoming circumstances.
And there it was, may be my best and only escape, travelling. Trust me, till date, I have never been able to express those feelings as a sole and lone traveler. Well, it was a breathtaking experience, and that was the day when I felt that actually travelling makes my mind calmer and rejuvenates me. It was an experience that totally changed me as a person on a whole. And from that day onwards, I have never looked back and have kept travelling, not just because I have to rebuild my lost confidence or anything, but also because I started loving the fact of travelling, exploring this beautiful earth and its beings and above all enjoying the magic of mother nature.
The energy that runs in me while and after my travel is amazing. I take life positively; of course, I have gained my lost confidence; I have developed the skill of reading people’s minds; I have become more conversant with different types of people (previously I used to be a very conserved personality, remaining into myself only); and above all, I am much more happier now. There is too much negativity around me, but with God’s grace, I have developed the art of overcoming it and converting it into positive thoughts and acts. For me, the satisfaction and calmness of my inner self as well as the smile on my face (which should represent my inner happiness) are the most important factors, and I am glad travelling has helped me achieve both of these. However, I am still confused whether it was a discovery that travelling made a difference in my life or a realization that was somewhere hidden and needed a boost to come out? The reply to this question always sums up as; whatever it is, it has completely changed the perspective through which I now see and experience each day of my life.
Travel and you’ll feel you’re actually breathing.
Rise and shine.