Travelling from one place to another place not only enhances and augments our knowledge but also broadens our horizon. Travelling opens our eyes and ears and we learn more than what magazines and newspapers can provide.
George Santayana said in his famous essay, ‘The Philosophy of Travel’ has said, “to escape into open solitudes, into aimlessness, into the moral holiday of running some pure hazard, in order to sharpen the edge of life, to taste hardship, and to be compelled to work desperately for a moment at no matter what.”
For travelling we need to leave behind all the luxuries and comfort of our homes and set out in uncertainties and exploring things in a different light.
Someone has aptly mentioned. “Travel in that sense guides us toward a better balance of wisdom and compassion — of seeing the world clearly, and yet feeling it truly. For seeing without feeling can obviously be uncaring; while feeling without seeing can be blind.”
We explore various new aspects such as getting new experiences of eating in a new Kentucky Fried Chicken in Beijing or at Wild Orchids can be both revelation and novelty.
A traveler knows quite well about the ways of the world.
For most of us travel is a quest or a pursuit not only for the unknowing but also the unknown. Some travel in search of an innocent eye that can return back their innocent self.
Camus has once said, “what gives value to travel is fear” or co. motion even emancipation from awkward circumstances and teach us better ways to tackle with them
We learn about different types of cuisines and culture, traditions and dresses, languages and etiquettes, etc through our trips and expeditions.
“We travel when we see a movie, strike up a new friendship, get held up. Novels are often journeys as much as travel books are fictions.”
Travelling is an act of wisdom and a quick method of keeping your mind mobile and agile and body active and revived. Traveling keeps mind nimble and destroys prejudices and even fosters humor.
“Romantic poets inaugurated an era of travel because they were the great apostles of open eyes. Buddhist monks are often vagabonds, in part because they believe in wakefulness. And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed.”
Remember memorable journeys are like first love hard to forget.