|Traveling by car in the US is good too (WQ)|
Wanderlust. Yearning to travel, to see for oneself, to go forth from the staid and secure home-life to a life of adventure.
Most of us will not set off. And for those, there is the Wanderlust Festival (series) coming to a state near you beginning June 9, 2013.
Why wait? The home-life is cramp and confined. The wilds are open and inviting. The Buddha encouraged disciples to cut their parochial ties and become shramans, "wandering ascetics."
VagabondRoots.com ("A girl, a backpack and a world to discover!") has the idea:
|Ashley in Aspen, CO (ashleyturner.org)|
With bowl (for gathering food in India's universally understood dana system) and robe (for shelter and protection from the elements) in hand, new seekers set out. They traveled far and returned to hear their teacher or the Buddha speak.
This uprooting served the crucial function of awakening us from our assumptions about the world and what is normal/possible: How do people live, what do they eat, how do they use words, what is liberation?
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover” (Mark Twain).
The Science of Surrender: Must the ego be in control? Or is it fear?
Little Buddha Quotes, Albert Einstein, Byron Katie, breathe