Put yourself in their shoes… past, present
I have walked thousands of miles around the world, all the while imagining being in the shoes of a thousand different characters, in different times, cultures, and life perspectives. Each step taken, a valuable education in both our human diversity, and our spiritual commonality.
sometimes the slipper
feels all too familiar!
There is our personal journey we each walk in life, unique to us, a story that is only ours to fully write and tell. But for thousands of years millions of us have heard the compelling call, quite impossible to ignore, beckoning us to adventure beyond the fortress walls, or city limits, to see how the other half lives.
The spirit of adventure has been embedded in our DNA. Besides dividing and conquering, many choose a voyage into the unknown for the pure sake and thrill of adventure. Some, to set their soul free, escape from their human limitations or suppression. There are just as many motives for jumping over the wall and facing uncertainty as there are for staying put, safe in our familiar home.
I am no exception to hearing the call to adventure, but have also been keenly aware of my feelings of vulnerability. Though I have conquered many illusions and fears I am quite sure neither will ever fully retreat. I'm sure the tests will continue for as long as I desire to see the other side.
I have devoted much of my life to understanding my human condition, learning to choose courage over fear. Travel has played a big role in helping me to do that. I've keenly observed humanities development through diverse times and civilizations, its sages and architects, who have left behind sacred words, clues and symbols of what they have come to know, and to inspire the generations who were to walk after them.
I invite you to walk together as a fellow Wayfarer, stepping into unfamiliar territory, sharing stories and revelations. I invite you to open your mind and heart, to connect to your fellowman both past and present, walking in their shoes so we may understand our common evolution from human to soul, and light up the path for future generations.
Go ahead. Try on the slipper. I bet they fit.
Travel always feels like a bit of a dare. But isn’t it true that life itself feels like a great big dare that we’ve taken on too? It can be exciting, and then unsettling, certain then uncertain. We are always in between feelings of being in love then out of love, of greatness and vulnerability.