To travel is to take a journey into yourself.
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For the Traveler: By John O'Donohue

For the Traveler: By John O'Donohue

Feb 23, 2017-- We think we travel to find adventure and a change of scenery, but there are other tiny gems that come to us along the way of the road that are not from travel brochures. It is "the compass of our soul" that is the secret guide for finding our way in this world. When we are lost in faraway lands, or "in that part of the heart that lies low at home," there is a silence within that can show us how to find our way. Awaiting us on our next journey is "a crystal of insight, you could not have known you needed." In this poem, John O'Donohue invites us to listen, taste, feel and see all that comes to us as we travel the world beyond our front door. What talisman to guide your life will you find on your next journey? (17308 reads)


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Take ActionThe next time you travel, take the time to talk to a local person. Allow yourself to look into the eyes of that stranger and ask them about their home -- maybe what they like about their city or the countryside they live within. Share a story about your own home too, and remember that we are all neighbors on this planet once we begin talking to each other.



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