TRAVEL & SPIRITUALITY
People who belong to the roads are generally more aware of their spiritual side than ordinary people. That is not just me stating but a research confirming from Harvard. Well the question is why and how?
For start when you travel you surely learn more about life and universe than you do, sitting inside four walls of cage socially called school or college.
Your ego goes down and start to see things in perspectives rather than just extremes of good and bad, decided already by the pre convinced notion of masses around us. It is of great importance for a spiritual awakening inside us. Only when there is no ego or short sightedness, then you can embark upon the true trajectory of understanding the supreme power or God. And this journey and your efforts to seek is can be called upon a true spirituality. Spirituality is seeking for the absolute truth and not just facts decided or agreed upon by social masses through history and science. This understanding of inexplicable and astounding magnificence around us, helps us to grow and develop our own seeking of enlightenment.
Personally, as a common boy going to school or college it had never come up to me to think about the reality of things beyond life. Or to research with in self, or to realise within one how the huge universe tends to work and my purpose in it. The purpose of life is to have a life of purpose and that is what exactly the roads taught me once I started on it. And I am sure most of you, who travels have felt this emotion and motion for seeking such higher ideas than oneself, and it has all started on the road.
As a child and boy, before I crossed distance, I always wandered why does all the sages belong to the road and keep on moving. They are always in a state of journey. Well I guess the pilgrimage of life is a journey only to the wise, and the wisdom can be only sought while being on a journey of own. Through different cities, culture, people, mountains, oceans, sunrises, sunsets and emotions, we find our true wanderlust inside, that is, I believe to seek the truth, absolute truth and that is where our road to enlightenment begins.
PHOTO COURTESY - PRIYANKA BHAVAN.
Note from the Author,
" Travel made me rich and free. Magic and miracles are true , once you wander on the roads to places different and divine. I have collected so many thoughts and stories while being a Tour & Trek guide for last seven years. Sharing with you all, those memories and stories , and wishing you all , that someday you guys travel far and wide too. I am not a great writer , so ignore my grammar and spellings, read it with feelings, and you might just be affected with the wanderlust to hit the road"