How do you perceive the world?
Is it scary? Is it filled with criminals, evil doers around every corner, just waiting to ‘get’ you? Do you see nothing but war, inequalities, crime and oppression? I’m not denying it exists, but is this ALL you see when you see the world?
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” ~Mark Twain
I have discovered there is more well being in the world then there is percieved negatives. The sun comes up perfectly every morning, the birds sing, the air fills my lungs. There is more perfection in every moment, and it’s become my honor simply to notice it. And I can clearly say, both Miro and I have made enormous changes to our perception, as to having the ability to focus on what’s right in the world. Traveling and unschooling gave us that permission, and we’ve gained new empowerment though our commitment to focus on what’s right in the world. And through that focus, we know the world is a safe place to be and our experiences in the world are positive and life affirming.
And travel changes you.
Travel changed us this way:
Before we set out, our perception of traveling was very different.
Before we set out, we were in a ‘defining’ mind-set and it seemed very important for us to have a plan.
Before we set out, it seemed scary and unknown.
Before we set out, we defined our travels ‘doing’, instead of ‘being’.
But being on the road, our perception of life actually shifted and we have learned to live in the moment without the need for plans, that life and traveling were not scary at all, and it was ok to live at a slower pace guided by inspiration and doing the thing that bring us joy.
I wonder who Miro would have become had we remained in the states with our old lifestyle? I wonder who I would be now had this trip not become our reality? I wonder what life would have looked like for us and if we would have the ability to see the silver-lining that makes our lives so rich?