An Experiential Approach

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

  1. 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.

  2. Hi Alison,

    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!

  3. 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!

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