Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Every Journey is a Pilgramage

"All good trips are, like love, about being carried out of yourself and deposited in the midst of terror and wonder. Travel stretches us so that out mental clothes don't fit anymore; it reminds us over and over that the anchoring assumptions of our youth lose their hold in the global sea. Travel to strange places can make us strangers to ourselves, but it can also introduce us to all the exhilarating possibilities of a new self in a new world."
-from Why We Travel by Pico Iyer

If you travel with reverance and wonder, with a lively sense of potential and preciousness of every moment and every encounter, then wherever you go, you walk the pilgram's path.
The real journey is the ongoing and ever-changing interaction of the inner life and the outer.
Every sojourn offers the chance to connect with a sacred secret: that we are all precious pieces of a vast and interconnected puzzle, and that every trip we take, every connection we make, helps complete that puzzle--and ourselves.
-Don George

No comments: