The magic of solo traveling

June 1, 2017

It is not only in a place like India  that one has challenges being a  western stranger. Even while walking in the streets of fancy , western, modern Italy there are challenges when one travels alone.

like being in a relationship with another person, travelling  solo forces you in every way possible to have a relationship, a  very intimate and real relationship , with yourself.

like a lover or partner your journey will push all your buttons and bring to the surface deep wounds , old stories and unaware behaviors. unaware prejudice and pasterns that you now must deal with and decide whether you keep them or rise above  what is not needed in you anymore.

 you die. you reborn and you die again.  many times each day and the challenges will keep coming and punch you in the face if you don't show signs you are aware of yourself and change your reactions. 

but your journey is not a lover you can run away from,  for it IS  a part of you that will run away. from something or  towards something .

a traveler, deep down is  one who always seeks the questions to the answers he/ she has. 

stepping out of your comfort zone is the first step and decision you must expect but this step never rests.  its a step you are made to take all through this journey.

different levels of your comfort will be tested and some ugly truths about yourself, like the way you  think of the world, people, money, your own identity.  all will be put to the test if you are doing it right.  you can always be a tourist who likes to see new places, but  if you dare step into  this path with courage and allow it , it will transform who you are to the core.  

 

 

you will have some scary moments but if you are wise and sometimes lucky you will get out of it easily. somehow things will find  a way to work out and you'll feel trust in the universe again. 

loneliness will be a part of your path also and will push you to the edge where all is left is complete self love. surrendering to who you are and to being your best friend. 

 

you might fall in love. find a special someone. maybe just for a short adventure or for the rest of your life. but you already know now that what really matters and the true gift from this journey - is the new bond with the one in the mirror. so you can love another more freely now. not needing anyone else ever again. here lies the magic of solo traveling....

 

you'll feel mixed emotions towards people. extreme love and disgust , even hate. your patience will be tested again and again and you will want to scram and cry .but one day a stranger will look in your eyes and after a 2 minute conversation he will say:    " i see you" , even just with his silent eyes. he might even gift you with a small item which you know you will cherish as gold because it will always remind you why you went on this journey in the first place. it will remind you how much love you have in you  for all that exists. and that what we all really want is the same. connection. true, pure, full connection. 

 

this journey you take with your physical body in a physical world is nothing more than a journey you take into the depths of your soul - if you do it right. if not,  you will just travel, have some fun, meet some cool people and have great stories to tell. but if done right,  you will no need to tell any stories. cause the only audience that matters is the one that you find within. many voices that you come to know , many parts of you that finally come out of their hiding place in your subconscious and rise to introduce themselves. 

 

 

its gonna be rough if your not ready for this shift to happen and you will want to give up many times, wondering what the hell are you even doing here in this remote part of the world alone and how did you even end up here, but  then, a real magical moment will occur . a person, place or just the breeze floating in the right way across your cheek will bring a genuine, perfect smile on your face  and a sense of awe and gratitude, even for a split second , and  will help you go on.

exploring the depth of this world and the neverending depth of you. 

 

even if you get lost, you will always find your way back.  now you know you and yourself can do anything and the whole world is yours . yours to enjoy and yours to take care of. 

you left so far just to discover you are already home....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

exploring the depth of this world and the neverending depth of you. 

 

even if you get lost, you will always find your way back.  now you know you and yourself can do anything and the whole world is yours . yours to enjoy and yours to take care of. 

you left so far just to discover you are already home....

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