Friday, June 15, 2012

The zen of travel

I was recently reading a post from Wandering Earl , and he wrote about why he loves to travel.  Here are my thoughts on why I love to travel...

I love to travel for so many reasons, but if I try to distill it down to the root of what appeals to me, it is the state of zen, that awareness of ‘now’, of living fully in the moment. Travel just naturally puts me in that state of mind. Of course it can be achieved anywhere, but I have to discipline myself to remember to do so. When I’m wandering a back alley of Florence, or trekking through a valley in Yosemite, I can’t help but be completely aware of all my senses, and to fully revel in them. Every moment is a celebration.

Experiencing full awareness at the Vatican : )

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