Money may or may not bring happiness, depending on who you ask. But travel definitely does.
Collecting great experiences is the soul of happiness. Travelling is the best ticket to explore the World. You want to ‘find yourself’ and are tired of the routine you have fallen into in your everyday life.
You want to have a blast and find your happiness while travelling.
You look at happiness as an end result. You view it as a commodity, view it as something that can be given to you, or that you can take, or that you can buy, or that you can achieve through hard work.
You consider it something you are entitled to, consciously or unconsciously, and feel put-upon when you do not get it.
Viewing happiness as an end result sets us up for an endless cycle of disappointment and dissatisfaction. Happiness is not an end goal – it is a state of being.
It is not a tangible asset that you can touch and taste and hold, it is a mindset. It does not require anything special. Things, people, and relationships do not provide it to you; it is a gift you give yourself.
Happiness means looking for the bright spot in the dark, and the brighter spot in the day. No matter how dire the situation, there is always, always something to be grateful for.
Being happy means finding that something, no matter how small it may be, and holding onto it.
Happiness is a conscious choice, a matter of changing your perspective on the World. At any given moment on any given day, in each and every situation, you have two choices: be happy or be unhappy. Choose happiness.
There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.
Travelling is about growth. Your growth. It is about doing things that push you out of your comfort zone and shape you into the person you are or will become.
It is about dealing with all kinds of emotions and learning how to handle them without being afraid of how you feel.
It is about not being afraid to show your emotions. It is about being open to all the moments you experience on this journey – happy, sad, hilarious, crazy, a little bit dangerous.
It is about the adrenaline you feel pumping through your veins that makes you feel alive, that makes you a human being.