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wednesday wisdom: rules of living #3

26 Feb 2014

time for week 3 in my series on the 18 rules of living by the dalai lama. i am totally loving doing this little series. i can’t even imagine how cool it will be after 18 weeks of pondering the words & advice of such a great person. if you’re not up to speed on my first two posts in this series, then just click on the “wednesday wisdom” link at the top of the page to see them. and just as a reminder, i’m not sharing the 18 rules in the order that you always find them, but instead, i ‘m picking the numbers out of a bowl or asking someone to choose a number to determine which rule to use that week.

so, this week’s post is about one of my all-time favorite things in life. it’s the subject that goes under the “live” part of belovelive. i think i could write practically every day on this rule. i agree 100% with the his holiness the dalai lama – that this is a critical (and fun!) part of life. it is exciting. it fosters peace. it’s my favorite form of education

i actually have already written so much on this all over my blog, so i’m not gonna say anything more except this…

16. once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.

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and i just had to. here’s one amazing travel quote that i ran across today that i need to share with you:

“Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of Habit, the leaden weight of Routine, the cloak of many Cares and the slavery of Home, one feels once more happy. The blood flows with the fast circulation of childhood …. A journey, in fact, appeals to Imagination, to Memory, to Hope – the three sister graces of our moral being.” 

– sir richard francis burton, 1856

so, my friends, why do you travel? where would you like to go? where do you want to visit again? share with me!

now, get out there! peace and love. xx

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  • Reply Holly 27 Feb 2014 at 05:53

    I never knew these 18 rules existed but I am loving them!
    OK, so why do I travel? I love being away from the normal life; not becuase I don’t like it, but I love the free-ness, the less-planned me, that I am when I’m away. If an extended trip – I love living from such a small amount of belongings, and this may be a bit more redundant now (as with the business we’re never fully off!) but I love the being away from technology, the attachment the lot! When I spent two months in east africa during uni – no phone, few emails, just me, people and experiences. Bizarrely, I love the anticipation and the planning almost as much as the trips themselves quite often!
    Where would I like to go? the big trips on my list are (in no particular order!): India, San Fran City, Brazil, Argentina, Cambodia… However, these evolve or more up and down my huge desires a lot… These will take years to come to me, but that’s OK, we have forever right? The smaller, easier countires i’d like to visit – Iceland, Croatia, more of Greece, more of Cornwall, Sweden (how topical with you!)
    Where do I want to visit again? GOOOOOOD question – Japan, absolutely, and with my Gem – I loved touring alone, but would be a whole new dimension being with another. I would love to visit many parts in Africa again, however the LGBT attitude (which I was a bit naive too when I was actually there…) makes me think that I don’t know how / if I really would be able to abide my time in some of the countries I visited now. However, if you could plonk me on Paje beach in Zanzibar again, yep, I’d do it 😉
    Are you going to reply and answer these too please? x

  • Reply Alarna Rose Gray 27 Feb 2014 at 07:34

    Truth. I think this works physically as well as mentally… to travel to unknown places. I travel to understand, so I guess I would like to understand more! South America is one place I’d love to see (and I’d love to learn Spanish, too). But I’d also like to return home, and see the parts I never got to know as a child. Lovely share 🙂

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