On a trip, you have more opportunity to rub shoulders with adversity… and it feels good!
Here or there, life will always have its ups and downs. Why does a long journey make these worries or victories rewarding?
In a developed country, even if many things can be improved, the whole system, from hygiene standards to online bus timetables, works. When something goes wrong, when it should, people feel cheated and storm, cry and rage against the state, society or people.All these “it must be like this or like that” transform the lion, broken in adversity and combat, into an anguished pooch crying his pittance at the slightest delay.
Routine, daily frustration, obligations can affect the way we see life in the West: life is a lot of work for little satisfaction
Outside is unstable, moving, why not learn to be confident and stable inside rather than exhausting themselves securing the perimeter?
We can see that what surrounds us is unstable, changing. Trying to control this environment in its smallest details, anticipating the future, is a titanic, exhausting work, constantly starting over again.
Stability and security must develop within oneself. The journey is a wonderful way to put it into practice: what other choice could there be since in this journey everything is constantly changing?
Well, maybe it’s time to wake up the lion, the Indiana Jones, the Alexandra David-Neel that slumbers in you!
A long journey will give you time to get new skin and new ideas. Along the way, you will have many opportunities to rub shoulders with a cleansing, invigorating and liberating scraper: adversity. Confronting adversity is a challenge to your creativity, courage and ingenuity. It also means becoming positive again: if what you had planned doesn’t turn out the way you want, you’ll probably have the opportunity to discover something or someone and who knows, escape a misery, a disappointment. This unexpected event may be a blessing!
Plan Bs are so many adventures in the adventure that will shake up the hamster you may have become by forcing it out of its wheel. In Togo or Nepal, if your plan doesn’t work, not only will you have to accept it, but above all make the ressourcefulness machine works with a smile!