How do you discover when you never see anything new?

Satsuki (@14sartu) 8 years, 9 months ago

How can you really live if you stay in one place all your life?

February 20, 2013 at 4:53 pm
Satsuki (10) (@14sartu) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@14sartu, I feel like life is all about discovery, and how can you discover anything if you’re forced to stay in one place all your life? Does anyone else feel like the only way they’ll ever be happy is if they’re constantly traveling across the globe? To me, there’s no greater feeling than that of complete, blissful, childish wonder. Thoughts?

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Elise (10) (@heynowcosmicchild) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

I agree wholeheartedly with you!!! If this travel is what your inner self is pulling you towards then I say go for it! Don’t let anyone hold you back, if you’re willing to work as you travel then you have a multitude of options for getting you where you want to go<3 love and light.

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Tine (366) (@tine) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@14sartu,

because ‘living’ is relative and unknowable unless you’re talking about what your specific perspective considers it to be, if you are talking about another’s here, what’re the specifics?

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Egarim (363)C (@egarim) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@14sartu,

The simple life and the adventurous life are the same, two sides of one coin.

It’s not what it is that you’re looking at, it’s what you choose to see. If traveling is your mode for discovery, then by all means travel! I love traveling and I want to travel as much as possible. But if you’re traveling in search of love, happiness, or the meaning of your life… then you are lost.

Happiness is here, love is now, the meaning is this. You can’t seek something that is already here waiting for you.

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Anonymous (214) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

I don’t think you can really, I look at boredom as an almost evolutionary feature in that without it, we would never have the desire to experience anything different/more

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Satsuki (10) (@14sartu) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@egarim, but how can you know if happiness or love are “here” if you’ve never been anywhere else? What if they’re waiting for you somewhere you haven’t been yet? You could live unhappy, not knowing what you could have had or just waiting for something that may never come unless you go and get it yourself.

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Egarim (363)C (@egarim) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@14sartu,

People travel far expecting to “find” happiness. What you find are new places and feelings of dopamine… you find different cultures and different faces. But if the problem is within.. if the problem is that you don’t know how to love yourself, you don’t know how to be happy, to do the things you want to do, to love the people you care about… no where in the world can save you.

Nowhere. You don’t need extravagant places or exotic locales to find happiness. This type of thinking is merely the opposite extreme of thinking you need to buy nice and fancy things to be happy.

Heed these words, read carefully: Happiness is not an object, it is not a certain location, it is not a specific person… you seek things, places, and people for happiness and you will not find it. Happiness is a path, it is a state of mind and being. You choose to smile and be happy and appreciate.

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Satsuki (10) (@14sartu) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@egarim, Okay then here’s my next question, application. It’s all well and good to say you can choose to appreciate what you have, to be happy. The challenge arises when you actually try to do it. Also, you’re not saying that just because I don’t have to travel for happiness doesn’t mean I shouldn’t are you, in which case I would have to disagree. I just want to clarify.

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Egarim (363)C (@egarim) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@14sartu,

I love traveling and I believe everyone should travel more. All I am saying is that IF you are traveling in search of happiness… you will not find it. If you are happy here and you know how to continue to be happy I am not saying to not travel. That is unrelated to my point.

In the end, if you find that happiness IS traveling itself, and not a certain destination then you are not finding happiness by traveling… you are creating it.

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Satsuki (10) (@14sartu) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@egarim, Thanks, I think I needed to hear that for some reason.

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Ian (0) (@ianayp) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

I personally love to travel, I just spent the year in New Zealand and am now home in Ireland for the next couple of years while I do something that I have to be here to do. I plan on travelling as much as I can in my life, the world is an amazing place and there is a lot of it that I want to see, but in my eyes wonder is where you look for it. No matter where you are even if you have been there 100 times before if you are willing to let it then it can amaze you with some small little thing that you have just never taken the time to notice.

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Alex (345) (@staylucky) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@egarim, “It’s not what it is that you’re looking at, it’s what you choose to see. If traveling is your mode for discovery, then by all means travel! I love traveling and I want to travel as much as possible. But if you’re traveling in search of love, happiness, or the meaning of your life… then you are lost.”

This.

You know when you’re standing round the water cooler and someone goes “Oh I’ve got the post-travel blues”? Well that’s an escape, not a solution. Travel is absolutely phenomenal and it will help you grow in ways you never thought were possible, but the true identity of your character will shine through when you re-approach a standstill.

On the plus side, the act of doing what you feel will increase your happiness will most likely provide you with the means to reach those inner places within your being, so as long as you can learn from your travels and take the bits that count with you, then it is a path you should not hesitate to walk down!

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Brandon P’naantan Pinkney (321) (@hlalhabattu) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@14sartu, by giving up the notion that you’ve learned and discovered all you can from the place you are in now, there is always something to learn, which sometimes is completely irrelevant from where you are location-wise

i.e I’ve lived in the same town for 20 years, yet I’ve learned what feels like more than every year combined in this last year.

but that’s just me, for you it may be a worthwhile endeavor to have a change of scenery and see where that takes you

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