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BE A TOURIST IN YOUR OWN TOWN
-A traveller at heart is a traveller anywhere.
We tend to get used to our surroundings pretty quickly, especially if they’re surroundings we’ve grown up in or lived in for years.
You don’t need mountains, backpacks and a vehicle to be a traveller. Not everyone can travel the world all the time – in fact, very few of us can. However, that’s not to say you can’t play being a traveller at home.
So this is a guide for travelling at home–taking “home” to be a place you’ve stuck around for a while and grown accustomed to. A guide to seeing it through a traveller’s eyes and bringing it back to life again.
When you behave like a real traveller even in your own hometown, in your own familiar routine environment, in your workplace, with your people you start perceiving things in a very different way.
The curious and open mind of a traveller gives you an opportunity to witness, feel and perceive things around with unconditional depth.
Thus not making us fall into the routinistic trap where we see and perceive things with a conditioned sense and limited set vision.
Where we become as close as machines doing, following and seeing things in a fixed programmed way.
Having an attitude of a traveller makes you discover, see and learn something new and unique.
You start seeing things with enthusiastic alert eyes, excitement of the unknown and filled with energetic vigor to enjoy the destination as it is.
Tourist mind takes your mind, eyes and being to places, things, structures, emotions, which you will completely miss as you, are routinely seeing these places.
A book in your library, an insect in your own house, different emotions of people; things in the same lane, same journey upto your house and workplace.
This way our traveller’s heart makes the home place, workplace and even your day to day space like being on a vacation.
'My suggestion to you'
Will be daily even in your routine day-to-day place when you see something different, a book, poetry, a conversation between people, a photograph, a different object, a light setting which touches your heart, all the abstract, peculiar and unique expressions around make a note of it. Feel it.
This is the best way to make your vocation and keep in touch with your other side.
Be a traveller in your day-to-day space, work, house, routine space and that will make a whole difference.
Be a tourist. Walk. Be curious.
- Look for new perspectives in your local place/ own town/suburbs.
- Try daily new spontaneous heartfelt things in the same space.
- Venture new neighbourhood lanes and see what touches you.
- Do photography of what touches you.
- COOK your day-to-day food and the Christmas delicacies your spontaneous added twist.(Especially Homemakers)
- Love your public transport (change your mode of transportation).
Being a traveller at home is the best step to maintain our holistic car with two passengers your left navigator and right spontaneous driver stay in tune with each other at everyday level to make you come closer new terrains within and to your holistic pattern.