I am excited about my Zen Nona coming up soon! Adventures await in Colorado & New Mexico for immersion in their arts and culture.The getting to and from traveling part is when I need to get my Zen On! I need to be calm, breathe, and not worry about things I can’t control. Planes, Trains, Uber’s & Airbnb’s will be my modes of travel, it’s the 21st Century way to go! If only the invention of traveling by “beaming” that was promised in those TV shows of years gone by had come true! I think it was The Jetson’s in the 60’s with their dreamy technology predictions, and then of course there is Star Trek! Yes, we do have driverless cars, but I don’t want to test one out quite yet!
Oh well, in the meantime, we still have airport security to deal with and so much wasted time waiting around in between destinations. Schlepping carry on luggage, sitting next to strangers, sleeping in beds with pillows that are not your own, environmental unknowns, weather, indoor temperature control and scents unknown! If I think too much about all those things that I can’t control, I may have to stay home! I guess it’s time I take some of my own ZEN advice, and work on my Zen Attitude!
Meeting new people, exploring new areas, and getting out of your comfort zone is so good for the soul. Traveling alone is a great way for serendipitous adventures! I think most of the memories that get created on our trips, hold even more importance when we get home, we can virtually take ourselves back to the places that we loved.
I was so inspired by the Ted Talk and Book by Pico Iyer: The Art of Stillness, where he talks about what it means to travel, and what “home” means to him. I love his quote about travel: “Serendipity was my tour guide, assisted by caprice”. I had to look up the word “caprice”, and Dictionary.com defines it as: a sudden, unpredictable change, as of one’s mind or the weather. I will remember this word during my travels! Serendipity will be wonderful, and keeping a Zen Attitude adapting when caprice situations arise.Those good ole sayings ring so true, especially when traveling out of your comfort zone. “Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful” and “take the good with the bad”!
All aboard for the Serendipity – Travel Zen Adventure!
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