Each thing we do in our lives can be a lesson, and the trip I had was one huge 33 days long lesson. I had many inspirations while traveling, some of them I shared in previous posts, but some of them I conceived only after a little time has passed. Here I share with you six most powerful insights.
1. If you have a simple dream – it’s worth pursuing. No matter how simple or unambitious it is. It is your dream, and don’t let anyone ruin it with ambition. There are enough people who want to change the world.
2. Being here and now is like riding a bike in rain and sun. My nicest post is about that (HERE). When raining I must protect myself. When the sun is shining – I must dry my clothes. It’s always MUST, but I have chosen the path myself, so I accept it.
3. Your path is also your mistakes. If someone wanted to follow my path, he would have to repeat all my wanderings and searches. The same is about your life. You didn’t do anything that is not your path. Everything that you did is your footprints, YOUR path.
4. Routine is not a routine. It is your ritual. What you do repeatedly is a ritual. Packing a sleeping bag every morning? Brushing teeth? Going to work the same way each day? No matter how mundane it is, do it mindfully and it will cease to be boring and unpleasant routine – it will become a sacred ritual.
5. The decision is the most powerful force in the whole universe. How should I reach my next destination? Through the left road or through the right? Until I have not decided, I cannot move. The decision allows me to finally move, no matter is it the right decision or the wrong one. Even the wrong decision is better than paralyzing indecision.
6. Learning happens on the edge of your comfort zone. YOUR comfort zone. If you’d stay in it – you won’t learn anything. If you’d step out too far – you may injure your self-confidence, you may gain a lifetime trauma. So, reach for the farthest point of your comfort zone and do not bother, that someone has gone further.
These six sentences are more than some pieces of philosophy for me. I experienced them, and now I try to live according to them.
What you experience will matter for you the most. But reading about experiences of others is also good.