Exploration is not just about discovering the extraordinary on earth; it is also about discovering the extraordinary within us.
The following four quotes hold deep significance for all explorers in life: those who journey the world, those who journey deep within themselves, and those who do both at the same time.
- "Travel is more
than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in
the ideas of living." – Miriam Beard
Especially when we visit historic places, it is not really the past we are viewing but rather how past ideas and virtues still resonate inside of us today.
- “We shall not cease
from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we
started and know the place for the first time.” – T S Eliot
It is our nature to never stop exploring the world around us. And when we reach for what lies beyond the horizon, we also reach for deeper understanding of ourselves.
- "The purpose of
life is to live it, to taste it, to experience to the utmost, to reach out
eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." – Eleanor
We must never be satisfied with routine experiences and places. We must embrace the unexpected landscapes facing us in the physical world and in our personal endeavors to truly grow as individuals.
- "This I believe:
that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable
thing in the world." – John Steinbeck
Nurturing a constant spirit of exploration is essential to human happiness, remembering that our travels are never completely finished. Never stop growing and learning; always read and write as you go along.
This world is too wonderful too leave unexplored. And our lives are too precious to leave unfulfilled. So run. Climb. Sail. Fly. And do whatever else is necessary for you to live fully in each day on this earth, growing more as you do so.