There's a certain radiance of fulfilment that shines through travellers you meet on the road. Is it something about life of travel that brings out the best in people? Or is it the innate goodness that's free to be when you're on the move? Here's why I believe travel brings out the best version of you.
Curious Case of a Traveller's Karmic Pot
A beer shared under the hot sun can brew great stories ahead on the road. A smile, a hike together or some help changing a flat car tire for a complete stranger, a good deed a day is always well-recorded in a traveller's karmic book. Any road is a road of compassion and as you move through strange towns and cities ahead, you get what you've given.
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That Unimaginable Adapting Capability
Gods of the road bear with no high maintenance pricks. You're grounded, possibly on some best grounds, while you travel. It's a different story if you're on a hunt for luxury across exotic destination but to be a bare soul under the sun and to pack your life in a backpack is to adhere to a life of bare minimums and that's a lesson for life.
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The Beginning of Everything is Nothing. So Create.
Every journey is started with the first step and no one realizes the immense potential of beginnings more than travellers around the world. A year before Steve jobs founded Apple, he travelled to India. The renowned Apple founder once said that travel often expands your sense of what is possible, makes you believe in beginnings and initiates creativity.
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A Small Corner in a Big World is Where You Are
Two third of the people on earth have never seen snow. You didn't know octopus can mimic other animals. You didn't know otters sleep holding hands. You are at a small corner of the world, holding back a beautiful mind from a world of immense knowledge and possibilities. To travel is to celebrate this wide world.
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A Resolve To Do More Than Just Exist
The Irish Giant, Tom Crean was the Antarctic Explorer who received the Albert medal for lifesaving for his solo walk of 56km across Ross Ice Shelf to save the life of his pal and renowned explorer Edward Evans. It is only when you're out of your comfort zone that you push your limits to the bravest most.
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To Not Seem The Bravest But To Be
From the shortest hikes to the greatest mountaineering adventures, your every step out on the unknown is a story worth being told. On a mountaintop the breath of the breeze that only you can hear, tells you that you're a braveheart.
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"I took a walk into the forest and came out taller than trees"
Every walk on the road less travelled is a journey inside. A journey to the beautiful inside you. The best version of you is like an untouched chord which once stuck can lead to the most wondrous songs.
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To Be Your Own Fun
What can aimless wandering teach you afterall, you may ask. To smile looking at the star-studded nightsky and stand dumbstruck at a beautiful sunrise. Isn't it beautiful to know that you no longer need others to make you smile. When you're on the move, you count your blessings too often, don't you?
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Here's a secret the Paul Theroux, the renowned travel writer tells us. "Travel is more glamorous in retrospect."
Recall your story. Now reach out on the comments and share the story you always wanted to tell.