“To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” – Danny Kaye
Our modern society seems to be extinguishing the childhood desire to explore – participation in outdoor activities has been on the decline in our youth, and often times, when there are scheduled activities, helicopter parents hover over children, killing the spark for wanderlust. A trip to the wild can bring this spark back, igniting the desire to explore and learn more, ultimately expanding the mind and bringing joy to the spirit.
A trip to the wild may always seem to be a challenging experience before taking it on. It may seem to be stupid or exaggerated at some point, it may seem a bit odd and a bit savage, it may seem strange, or even impossible. But just the fact that your venture into the wild will help you overcome all your fears and make you optimistic all of a sudden, is enough to outweigh the challenges. For a trip to wild is full of mysteries, full of unexplored and unattended challenges, and all of these challenges, all of these mysteries are laying there waiting to be discovered, and in doing so a person may discover oneself and eventually overcome the fear, develop commotion in life and give life a new colour, a new tone and a new reason.
There are enough reasons and benefits to venture in the wild which may overcome any fear, any hardship, any challenge or any hurdle. These benefits will prove beneficial till the end of life.
- Help to cope with the challenges of life
By placing yourself in a situation where things may not go as planned, it helps you learn to cope better with the inevitable challenges and uncertainties in life. You plan to survive and you learn the essentials to face the challenges and overcome the fear.
- Boost of self confidence
One of the natural by-products of adventure travel is a boost in self-confidence. Allowing ourselves to become immersed in unknown territory allows us to immediately recognize an internal shift in our confidence level.
Each experience builds more confidence, by challenging you just a bit more every time. Any time you take a risk or do something new, whether it’s as small as venturing off your usual itinerary, or as big as embarking on an independent expedition, it presents a chance to increase self-confidence.
- Stay mentally sharp
Any new experience can help keep you mentally sharp and to focus on things that may prove fruitful later on. This sense may come in handy in the daily aspects of life.
- You broaden your perspective
Nothing changes the way you view your own life experience like seeing the way other people live. Not only will you be more appreciative and thankful for the life you have, you’ll also have a new sense of wonder and empathy for other cultures and countries. Soak in the language, the lifestyle and what people in foreign countries value—you’ll realize its different everywhere in the world and it will undoubtedly make you evaluate your own values.
You value experience over material things
Once you’re hooked on traveling and understand its true power, you know that looking up at the vastness of Cholistan Desert or seeing the mountains of Korakaram out-values any merchandise you could ever possibly purchase. Instead of buying a luxurious car, you invest in what’s more important to you—seeing places you haven’t been to yet and immersing yourself in new cultures. Travel doesn’t become something you do—it’s a way of life.
As said beautifully:
“Travel is the only thing you buy, that makes you richer”.
- Teaches toleration
When you go into the wild you may deviate from your plans and face the unexpected challenges. You may find yourselves surrounded by difficulties and uncertainties but this would prove as test of your nerves and you will learn many lessons of life from this.
To venture into the wild is a way to become aware of the magic that weaves all of creation together through serendipity and synchronicity with perfect timing.
Serendipity: luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for. Synchronicity: coincidence of events that appear meaningfully related but do not seem to be causally connected.
For the wild is full of mysteries and may come with the lessons of life and certain experiences which may shape your life towards a better path.
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller