Why do I travel?

As a human I am gifted with different senses, emotions and witty nature. I was thinking today to write few reasons why do I love travelling. I felt that it’s the basic need for me to feel human and it is something that keeps me in touch of reality. So I am writing the reasons here in my way – Why do I travel?

  • Eyes: I have been gifted with these eyes to see everyday so I want to see what ever this world has to offer. I can choose on my way to close my eyes when I do not want to witness the cruelty of others but I can still look into other’s eyes with compassion and love. I want to express myself to as many people as I can and try to know them better.
  • Skin: We have this amazing ability to feel the touch, I want to feel like a kid again and close my eyes to feel the sensation of touching something different and new everyday. I want to touch the rock in a different country, I want to take sand in my hands and see it getting washed away with water.
  • Ears: I have ears to hear so I want to indulge myself into the music of various kind. I want to hear others to know what they have to say. I want to hear the noise and voice of wildlife creatures. I want to listen to the waves soaring, rivers roaring and wind blowing.
  • Mouth: I want to talk to people from different part of the world. I want to hear how they speak their language and how they pronounce different words. I want to try and speak their language if I can.
  • Lips: I want to smile as much as I can as its the simplest act that can do wonders I feel.
  • Legs: I have been given these legs to be mobile so no reason for me to crib and sit at one place all day. I want to walk around the cities, villages, towns, forests and run in the farms, hike the mountains and drag myself to bed 🙂
  • Tongue:  Why restrict myself from the distinct taste that various cuisines have to offer. I want to immerse myself in the nice aroma of the food all over the world.
  •  Nose: I want to smell the flowers, water, wet soil, farms, food and much more all over the world. 
  • Hands: I want to give a helping hand to someone in need when I travel. I want to shake hands and make new friends. I want to give a hug to someone close to my heart. I want to a gesture of friendliness to strangers.
  • Brain: I want to use it more into creating new ideas, solving problems at hand while travelling. I want to innovate and think new concepts to make every one around happy.
  •  Heart: I want to love myself and others. I want to love nature, love the wildlife, love people. I want to stop being choosy and love unconditionally.
  •  Soul: I want to give peace to my soul. I do not want to bother my soul from the nitty gritty of life but I rather would like to relax and be happy.

 All this happens naturally when I travel. I feel closer to myself and closer to nature when I travel. 

I would summarise it in one line what it means to travel for me – ‘I finally found myself after getting completely lost’. Now that I have found myself I do not want to loose sight of it even for a moment.

I believe that we have been gifted with this beautiful planet that we call Earth. It is so big and full of wonders then why not explore it while we are on this journey of life. Why not get to know how it feels to get up every day and see a new view from the window. Why limit ourselves because the possibilities are limitless. Let’s travel or at least see the world with new eyes and accept ourselves with big and open heart with love, compassion and kindness. You don’t have to travel to far away places to do any of this if that’s what limiting you but you can rather adopt the thinking of a traveller and you will be able to see the same place you walk everyday with new eyes, you will be able to walk to work and will be able to see more, you will be able to explore new parks around the corner, natural resources for your new found happiness. I think you can change the world if you change yourself for good. Use your imagination to create a happy world out there and to do that just create a happy place inside and you will see the world changing outside at the same time.

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Hug Award

Thank you so much Michael (http://eyedancers.wordpress.com) for nominating me for this award. It’s amazing to know that some one really appreciates your writing and motivating you with such a nice award. I highly encourage everyone to visit her wonderful website!

HOPE UNITES GLOBALLY -The ‘Hug Award’

Following is information on the HUG Award . . .

Hope Unites Globally – HUG Award Guidelines.

The HUG Award© was initiated by Connie Wayne at A Hope for Today at http://ahopefortoday.com,which promotes hope, love, peace, equality, and unity for all people.So far I have been nominated for this award twice but could not mention it on my blog before as I was travelling and had no proper connectivity to internet. Hence I will be posting the same soon. I am so happy to get this award that I never ever had any idea that existed before started blogging. It is such a good way to show your appreciation for the blogs we like. Once again thanks a lot dear Michael (http://eyedancers.wordpress.com).
The HUG Award©

is for people with an expectant desire for the world, for which they:  Hope for Love; Hope for Freedom; Hope for Peace; Hope for Equality; Hope for Unity; Hope for Joy and Happiness;Hope for Compassion and Mercy; Hope for Faith; Hope for Wholeness and Wellness; Hope for Prosperity; Hope for Ecological Preservation; Hope for Oneness
recognizes and honors those who help keep hope alive in our current world, which is plagued by war, natural disasters, and economic recession.  They nurture hope, in any of the above areas (in italics),  by the work they do, or in their personal lives with things such as blogging, public speaking, charity work, etc.
is for people who, without giving up or compromising their own religious, spiritual, or political beliefs, are able to nurture hope and respect the dignity of all people.

is for those who, without bias or prejudice, use their resources and gifts to make the world a better place for everyone.

is for people who have a hope or an expectant desire that the work or talents they use in things such as blogging, public speaking, charity work, etc., will make a positive impact on the world.
These people do not have to actively use the word “hope” in their work or creative talents.  They only need be conscious of their desire to make the world a better place for everyone.

These people use their available resources–a smile, a hug, a helping hand, a listening ear, a voice, time, money, possessions, education, personality, talent, websites and blogs—to make a positive impact on the world and make the world a better place to live.

I would like to nominate the following websites for the HUG Award.  Each of these blogs, in their own unique way, brings something worthwhile and special to the world.  I very much hope you will settle in and browse through their sites!

http://fortravelssake.net/
http://sonuduggal.wordpress.com/
http://pflead73.wordpress.com/
http://jesterN2yx.wordpress.com
http://halfeatenmind.wordpress.com/
http://mybeautfulthings.wordpress.com/
http://sanctuaryatbilgola.wordpress.com/
http://parth893.wordpress.com/
http://louisepack.wordpress.com/
http://pinkandfreetobeme.wordpress.com/
Here are seven things about myself . . .
1. I am a traveler by soul
2. I used to be a competitor and now am just a lover of life that does not compete with any one but herself if required, but that does not mean  that I am lazy 😉
3. I have been trying to find a world of meaning as of now and will post you once I find it
4. My beliefs have changed and now I think its important to live one day at a time
5. I come from India and live in Australia so have taste of both world. From heart I am still and India but my love lies for Australia
6. I love people but like to have my own company as well at times because I know I am smart and can handle things at my own at times, still would say there are many souls who have guided me in my life and have supported me during different phases of my life
7. I love scuba diving, bush walking, movies (love of my life), music and many other common things

Also here are some more things about me that I have posted in my blog as part of another award (https://talkingexperience.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/sunshine-award-thank-you-cristi) and ‘About Me’ section in my own blog (https://talkingexperience.wordpress.com/about/)

Thanks once again to all for all your support and visit to my blog!

Keep blogging!