Exploration is not just about discovering the extraordinaryon earth; it is also about discovering the extraordinary within us.

The following four quotes hold deep significance for all explorersin life: those who journey the world, those who journey deep within themselves,and those who do both at the same time.

  • “Travel is morethan the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, inthe ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard
    Especially when we visit historic places, it is not reallythe past we are viewing but rather how past ideas and virtues still resonateinside of us today.
  • “We shall not ceasefrom exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where westarted and know the place for the first time.” – T S Eliot
    It is our nature to never stop exploring the world aroundus. And when we reach for what lies beyond the horizon, we also reach fordeeper understanding of ourselves.
  • “The purpose oflife is to live it, to taste it, to experience to the utmost, to reach outeagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – EleanorRoosevelt
    We must never be satisfied with routine experiences andplaces. We must embrace the unexpected landscapes facing us in the physicalworld 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 valuablething in the world.” – John Steinbeck
    Nurturing a constant spirit of exploration is essential tohuman 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 ourlives are too precious to leave unfulfilled. So run. Climb. Sail. Fly. And dowhatever else is necessary for you to live fully in each day on this earth,growing more as you do so.