It is nice to travel, but then there is something to be said for living within the context of your own society.
Traveling lets you experience firsthand the preoccupations of other societies and how they handle their difficulties. How does this compare to your way? Your society’s? When you do eventually return to your own society, you will not view your problems and your preoccupations in the same way. It would be impossible to. Your world view is such expanded now and you no longer belong solely to your society. You are global now. You are universal. You are greatly expanded. You have an entirely different perspective that you could not possibly have had before.
You have dealt with problems you never before would have dealt with. You found reserves within yourself that you would never have to look for otherwise. Finding these reserves busted open blocks that otherwise would have remained closed. These will forever remain open now. The light contained within will now forever shine outward. This is strength. This is wholeness. You now possess it. It is yours to tap into for all the rest of time.Be grateful for this opportunity, and be pleased with yourself for providing it to yourself. This is wisdom and strength to share.
But there is likewise much to be said for returning home. There is much to be accomplished by flourishing within the context of where you come from and the people you call your own. There is strength in setting down roots. Let the soil for these roots be rich with love and appreciation for those around you and for you from them. Mix it into this soil now, the life experiences attained in your travels. The strength found in hardships endured.
Does travel not equate to Hermit Experiences? Do you not, in the face of extreme differences to yourself and your society in the world around you, go inner to find solutions and answers and even simple refuge from the world of differences around you? Wisdom and strength is found in this Inner World we retreat to, so treat it like The Divine and spiritual fortress that it is.
There is much to be found there, so explore. Appreciate. Show gratitude for its comforts. What is within is truly home, and as it has been said before, “There’s no place like home.”