Travel Theme: Abstract

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abstract (adj): existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence.

My take on abstract is destination. Many of us feel like we don’t know where we’re going in life. Our destination is an inconstant glimmer in our minds; we never really know what obstacles we will meet along the way, ones that will change our path forever. It is good to have an idea of what we want in our futures, but it is also good to be open to change. Rarely does anything go exactly as planned, but when we meet these obstacles with an open heart we may find something we never would have discovered otherwise.

I see myself as the seed of a dandelion, landing here and there for moments, considering settling in, until a gust of wind picks me up and carries me away to somewhere new. I haven’t found the perfect place to grow yet.

Travel Theme: Abstract

Reasons to Travel- #1 Get Inspired

Reasons to Travel

Before I came home I was really excited; I thought that all my time away would help me see everything in a new light, and I would be able to see new things in my familiar world and write about them. Yet somehow, since I’ve actually been home my inspiration has fizzled from an ardent flame to the coals glowing in the fireplace as it dies out.

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Book Review: Saltwater Buddha by Jaimal Yogis

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Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer’s Quest to Find Zen on the Sea

This is one of my all-time favourite books, and one of the few books that I have read more than once. I’m sure many of us dream of leaving everything behind and discovering ourselves in a new and unfamiliar environment. In many ways that is what I did when I left for Australia at the drop of a hat. Maybe because I had already read this book by then, I had the courage to do that.

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