We live in a culture of avoidance (“from oneself and from social problems”) and alienation (“we care so much about something that we withdraw, we become alien, to ourselves"); for this reason we especially need to "travel within ourselves." For this journey - risky and inclusive, full of fears and distractions - we need to know the map with which to place ourselves in our psychological, spiritual territory, etc. In addition, we will need guides, light luggage, learn to rest and talk along the way ...
When we undertake a trip (for example during the vacation period) we often only change the scenery, the landscape, the culture, but we do not change ourselves. Despite the fact that everything induces us to change our thoughts and way of living, the reality is that psychological immobility remains intact when we return home. The vacation trip remains in pleasant memories and photographs, while our mind returns to the everyday, to the known, without risks or changes that alter our « false stability «.
Because to truly live we need to travel within ourselves . Attend with amazement our discontinuous continuity, our identity that is recreated through personal and social growth after that trip. We need to continually change in order to truly dialogue with the environment from there, to live authentically our steps along the different paths of life.
Because " everything flows ". Because people, places, situations change your life constantly. You cannot stop the river of your life, your life is born from its source, it follows its course and if you want to be aware you have to flow with it without being scared by the rapids or waterfalls, knowing how to rest in its backwaters, feed its ditches, receive its tributaries and head with a serene consciousness towards the sea. You should not anchor yourself in any idea, person, situation, experience, that prevents you from flowing, navigating, opening yourself to the life that you do and the life that makes you.
Change is not about change, for fashion. Compulsive change also takes you away from yourself. Traveling inside yourself is looking for the identity that will allow you to say your authentic word to life. It is the way to the truth about yourself. It is when you integrate, unify, come and go from the outside in and from the inside out and when the healthiest part of you guides you. You flow freely with all the opportunities and scenarios that life offers you to change or modify your steps even if they even mark another side of the path.
It is not an easy trip and being risky causes a lot of fear, proof of this are the very few people who undertake it. Most of humanity does not dare to go to the bottom of this journey to the interior of oneself, because we avoid all kinds of pain that can cause us to become aware of what we are. Fear blocks us from the dark areas that we may have but also the knowledge of the truth and the discovery of inner peace.
Fear leads us to settle in a quality, anchor ourselves in an idea or an ideology and then stop being nomads of our internal world to become superficially sedentary. It evades us from the narrow path that will allow us to achieve our goals.
But: before and after walking, start the journey without fear into yourself!