Change is hard. Actually its the hardest thing in this world. Why would you want to leave the comfort zone you have been living in? Change means the unknown. It equates to fear running through your whole body. It causes you to doubt your decisions, yourself, what you believe. It puts you in this mindset where you continually second guess if the decision you are making is correct. Your mind doesn’t stop running with thought after thought.
So yes, I would say change is hard. BUT - change is also good. In so many ways. It challenges you to evaluate your life. Is your way of life fulfilling? Are you laughing and loving enough? Do you feel appreciated by those you invest energy and kindness in? Do you feel challenged and curious on a daily basis? Are you learning something new everyday? Do you allow yourself to make mistakes but afterwards, learn from those mistakes? Failure is a necessary part of our growth. Sometimes people forget that and get too caught up in their shortcomings instead.
So yes, change is hard. But change is what constantly allows the world to continue spinning in all its beauty and grandeur. When you risk what you have to take a different path or expose yourself to a new environment, you are allowing yourself to grow into who you are destined to become. The steps you are taking are guiding you along to where you are meant to be.
When you think about the concept of change in the course of traveling the world, its awe inspiring. When you travel, your surrounding environment is constantly evolving. You are sometimes in a new place every day. Your senses are on high alert, almost being forced to absorb all that is around you. You have to make split second decisions that can potentially influence the rest of your day. You have to incorporate time to reflect and absorb all that you are experiencing in order to fully appreciate the present moment.
When you think about the relationship between travel and change, it is evident that in traveling it is necessary for your heart to be open to change on a daily basis. As we go through life, we need to bring that sense of adventure and feeling of purposeful seeking back to our daily lives. We need to create a new mindset that believes that we can travel through life with an open heart, searching for places, people, and experiences that authentically fulfill our souls. We can make our everyday lives an adventure that challenges us to grow, learn, and share all the change that we experience.
“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” – Henri Bergson