A little snapshot from swimming with dolphins in my hometown Adelaide, South Australia a few weeks ago.
Sending you virtual rays of sunshine, where-ever you are, who ever you are.
Why travel? The Yolo Babes have some enlightening insights from their road tripping across America…
Check out their blog below.
Love these girls…So inspiring!
Stay tuned for their video blog coming soon – they’re going to answer a few questions especially for ‘Enlighten Me…’:)
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When thinking about travel, we tend to get caught up in the excitement of it all instead of thinking about what it really means to be going somewhere new. You see each time you travel, if you do it right, you have the unique opportunity to come back with more than a few cheap souvenirs and memories—if you do it right, you’ll come back with more respect for others and in turn, a greater world view.
Not to be cheesy, but I think Maya Angelou put it best when she said:
Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
Seeing the world from other people’s perspectives, experiencing life in their shoes not only gives you a better understanding of why they are the…
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Seems all of us crave freedom, whether it’s dreaming of a Road Trip, or time for Creative Freedom, or escaping something. This sweet new tune by ‘First Aid Kit’ is an uplifting reminder to move beyond our Comfort Zone, when we can.
Because the other side of our Comfort Zone – is Freedom.
And silver linings…
The song goes:
“I won’t take the easy road… there’s hope,
there’s a silver lining”.
“I hear a voice calling out for me…”
Lyrics to song here:
I personally chose not to take the easy road. I heard a ‘call to adventure’ and answered it.
When I was 24 I bought a 1-way ticket to the other side of the world, chasing my dreams – by myself. (From a very safe and cosy life in Australia – to London & US). That might sound scary to some, and it has been challenging, but it paid off. It actually turned out to be the ‘Fast-Track’ to my dreams. A ticket to success. And My Silver Lining after some sad events.
But I’d say it’s a constant, daily choice to take the road less travelled.
With this ‘Enlighten Me’ project, for example, where I’m ‘starting over’, without the safety net or backing of my former long-term employer (who I chose to leave), it feels like once again, I have to bypass the sign saying ‘easy road’…stay geared up to overcome any fears or obstacles…and just keep my eye on the direction I want it all to take. (A much bigger vision, that goes way beyond me).
But I’ll choose the ‘open road’ any day.
‘Cos that’s the road trip of my life.
“Gotta keep on going, looking straight out on the road”
To your freedom,
(Founder, Enlighten Me…)
PS. I’m also a big fan of short Road Trips closer to home for times when you need a new perspective. Like the song says “I’m tired of looking for answers”.
SHARE YOUR STORY:
Q: Can you enlighten me… do you have a story or experience to share? Are you taking steps to push through your comfort zone in a little way, or a big way? Or perhaps you feel stuck? Maybe you’re even taking a road trip. Have you already found your ‘silver lining’? Leave a comment below, share your blog or link.
In just over 4 minutes, travel the globe in this action-packed video.
Ideal if you need a charge of energy, some Motivation, or daring Adventure.
“In the end it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years”
– Abraham Lincoln
Here’s 2 minutes of Calm and sweet freedom for you… being swept along with Dolphins.
Ever-smiling Dolphins represent peace, harmony… and playfulness!
Notice how they swim in Pods. They are social creatures, and Bottle Nose dolphins like these are even known to be empathetic; cooperating together to rescue the sick. They have much to teach us.
This is raw, uncut footage from the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia, kept long to really give you a feel for the experience.
Jump on board and enjoy the ride (and the swim) 🙂
Can you Enlighten Me.. have you been swimming with dolphins? How was the experience for you? I’d love to read your comments below.
TRAVEL – a natural high
Travel not only offers the possibility of high adventure, (and a natural high), but it can also provide a new vantage point, a fresh perspective from which to understand our lives and our world.
But what about when we can’t travel far and wide?
Then the words below might hit home…
“Travel with curiosity. It is not how far you go, but how deeply you go that mines the gold of experience. Thoreau wrote a big book about tiny Walden Pond.”
– Wilferd A. Peterson (1900-1995)
Is there somewhere close by in your neck of the woods where you can go to reflect… and see things with a fresh perspective?
Or to go further afield, is there a trip you could start to plan? Somewhere you’ve always wanted to explore?
Get a buzz just thinking about it!
I’d love to hear your thoughts.
PS. This photo was taken a few days ago by an old school mate in Australia, who climbed the legendary Ayers Rock (Uluru), and then clearly having no fear of heights, decided to go even higher in a helicopter where he took this breathtaking shot. If you have any photos you’d like to get out there, to be a background for inspirational quotes, feel free to post/ message me.