Month #10 of a Year of Contemplation: Travel Grows Your World

Travel inspires design, creativity, intellect, connection, and innovation. It keeps our minds and souls young. Travel grows our world... and when we travel with an open mind, we find commonality in even the starkest differences, such as:

The common zest for life of Hindus on pilgrimage to the Ganges, and our own passions for the things we believe in.

 Pilgrims enjoying the Ganges at Varanasi, India

Pilgrims enjoying the Ganges at Varanasi, India

A mother gorilla's love, focus, and dedication with her child and our similar feelings and behavior with our own children.

 A momma gorilla and her baby, enjoying a beautiful afternoon in the jungle.

A momma gorilla and her baby, enjoying a beautiful afternoon in the jungle.

The emphasis on precision and beauty of ancient Egypt and India, and our same desires of beauty in design and functionality in our modern world.

We have much in common not only with different cultures around the world, but also with those in different time periods. We have much in common with different races, and even different species.

An "us versus them" mentality doesn't serve us when applied to any part of our life.