Oneness Speaks, Once Travel is Seeked

A Solution for a World that Is Desperate for Peace: Travel

We could move mountains in unity, if we simply choose to open our minds. (Chamonix, France)

To travel and explore the world is one of the most proactive ways to embrace community. Traveling forces you to feel uncomfortable, and endure a foreign lifestyle. Traveling forces you to engage in new experiences, and extract a mindful perspective. Most importantly, traveling forces you to meet unfamiliar faces and embrace conversation. Each of the aspects of traveling allows us to understand cultural differences, and essentially become more empathetic people. Ultimately, the benefits of traveling abroad encourage a sense of unity among others in an attempt to make this world a more wholesome place.

Enduring in foreign communities is relatively like repeating your childhood days. You don’t know how to communicate properly. You’re oblivious to social norms. Your cognitive maps have formed zero significance to the environment that you're in. Therefore, traveling abroad to unknown places helps you attempt to speak a language you're not native to. It helps you engage with locals about what their social norms entail, versus what is particularly familiar to you. The beauty found within travel coincides with communidad by showing others that their native culture is not the only culture.

There is a phrase related to travel that states, “things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” Subjecting yourself from seeing the world only limits yourself from expanding your mindset and gaining new life experiences. One of the most beneficial aspects of travel is evolving to a more mindful lifestyle. This sector of traveling diminishes prejudice, stereotypes, and close-mindedness, solely because you're viewing the world through new eyes. These new experiences begin to aid others in realizing that people are just people. Redundantly speaking, people are just people. Traveling breaks the barriers of labeling an individual to a group and encourages community by simply asking someone their first name.

The process of becoming unified with others begins with the most critically simple aspect of traveling, embracing conversation. Embracing conversation with new individuals you meet throughout travel is one of the most rewarding areas of the journey. As much as you benefit from learning more about the world for yourself, you're also listening to others and learning from their stories. Whether it's meeting locals or other travelers at your hostel, you begin to hear about the world from a different perspective and the places they may be coming from. When meeting travelers abroad, each of you is unfamiliar with the foreign environment. This part is where friendships evolve through the humility of finding the unknown destinations and dropping the judgements that would obliviously occur more often in your hometown. Initiating conversation with locals is the best way to gain a more authentic experience with the area that you’re in. Living the life of the locals gives you more insight about the diversity of politics, social issues, fashion, food, and a list of infinitely more. Conversing with unfamiliar faces from unknown places builds a community with others from asking questions, and demolishing conditionally fixed mindsets.

Ultimately, the true beauty found within travel is that it makes you a more mindful person. Travel helps you become more empathetic, rather than egocentric. Travel helps you become a better, more wholesome person. These criterions of mindfulness help the humans of the world form a community versus war and ignorance. The exclusive lifestyle one may currently have, becomes fatal from travel. A oneness begins to blossom from the harmony of different cultures respecting each other and coming together. Exploring through this small world is limitless to anyone, and is the solution to making this planet a more peaceful and mindful place.

Monique Caposio
Monique Caposio

HI Friends! A little about me..I am a traveler. Previous workaholic, present liver of life. 22 yrs old. 20 countries. BA Degree in Psychology. Advocate of using puns. Addicted to espresso bean. Live&love for the food &the wine. :)  

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