Someone asked me recently how I make friends when I move to a new place. I guess I’ve had a bit of practice. I started to break down my past experiences into discrete steps and advice, when I realized that I didn’t make friends – friends made me. They taught me about love, culture, language, and what it means to be a human. They showed me that who I have been is not who I am, is not who I will be; and that’s ok. Most important of all, they showed me that the limitations I place on my character are only as limiting as I believe them to be. So to all the travelers, painters, philosophers, and silly hearts of the world, go out and meet the world because the world needs your friendship.
3 thoughts on “An Experiential Approach”
Hi Jessica, nice to meet you. I’ve been travelling around your blog – you are an excellent writer! I loved the piece on the Titanic – “why didn’t I think of that?”! And the piece on the Fijian boy. We travel a lot in 3rd world countries (though I’ve been told that’s no longer the PC term) and I never never assume that because people are poor that they are also unhappy. I also know that because a person is well off it doesn’t mean happiness. People can be so confused! They confuse stuff for happiness.
Thank you for visiting our blog and for following. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey, both inner and outer.
Thank you so much for your kind words! It is absolutely wonderful to hear feedback from a fellow blogger. I haven’t been at the game very long, but hopefully I will have more time to dedicate to it soon and can upgrade my page a bit.
I find your blog really inspiring and you make some really poignant and illustrative points. I will be scooting around it in more detail soon and I will leave you a comment there as well!
I especially loved your idea of viewing the body as a hologram, “a structural representation of the mind’s beliefs in physical form”. I am planning to write a post soon that has to do with dreams corresponding with mental and physical health and I find that all three are inherently linked. Having a positive outlook and being enthusiastic about my pursuits actually makes me feel healthier – and couple that with the emotional venting that occurs during dreams….we are surely on to something!
Hi, thank you for stopping by my humble blog. I love they way yours is set up. I was heartbroken to read some of your stats on homeless dogs. I also like your blog on females traveling alone; some of those words were so familiar. I admire your work and travels, keep it up!