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It’s all about perspective

September 5, 2015

Ah, time flies.. A lot of cool things happened in the past few months: I went to practice meditation to Kechara Forest Retreat (twice!), flew over to Singapore for a Scrum Product Owner training, and we have also spent five amazing days in Pom Pom for our 3rd wedding anniversary with Anton. So much to share, to show, to (hopefully) inspire you guys to go and do things you’ve always wanted to do. So stay tuned for the future posts, ok?

But today I wanted to ask you this: why do you travel?

To me, travelling is much more than checking off a country on a map and moving on. It is not a getaway to escape the routine for a few days. At least, not any more.

We do not see things as they are quote

One of the biggest gifts travelling gives me is perspective. The feeling of coming back home, to my routine (so dreaded at times yet so appreciated after some time off). Cherishing simple things we often forget to notice, like hot water in the shower, air conditioning, security of our home and a favourite tea cup more of a tea bucket in my case, hehe.

Perspective, as defined in Merriam-Webster, is the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance. But how do you define what is true or not? I think it’s so subjective that the only way to keep the sharp and clear view of life, you need to constantly shift your perspective. Heck, I even have a tattoo with a symbolism for perspective, that’s how important it is to me!

Perspective quote

And only recently could I identify the reason for this itching feeling of wanderlust that wouldn’t go away. When I did, that troubling feeling of unsettledness suddenly let go and I felt peace. It’s hard to explain, but I hope you know what I mean – the moment you admit something to yourself or when you realise what was bothering you all this time, but you just couldn’t get it – the feeling of acceptance and relief. The main reason why I travel is to gain perspective.

This year has definitely become a year of consciousness, acceptance and purposeful living. And purposeful travelling too! I hope to write more about it soon since it has changed the way I feel about many things, especially, travelling.

Perspective is everything

Now my question to you: so why do you travel? What drives you to get that ticket and go? Share with all of us in the comments below, I would love to hear your perspective!

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