Travel takes us out of ourselves
The best ideas come to us when we leave our comfort zones. Many guests to Amanvana, our
Coorg resort have told me that when they come to Amanvana they tend to forget their
obsessions and feel strongly connected to their natural environs…
and ultimately to their inner truths.
Travel gives us ‘lifestyle mates’
Traveling brings us into contact with people who become mirrors of our ideas and values. We
call this a lifestyle or ideological friendship. This is the kind of person who is in the same place
as you – geographically and psychologically. And there is much you can do together – go on
hiking trips, write a book, start a café.
Travel gives you ‘psychic distance’
Have you ever felt like you were stuck? It’s like it’s been hijacked. When that happens, we
should leave our desks walk down to a park or a river. At Amanvana, the River Kaveri has a way
of calming minds. As you listen to its music, your nerves come unstuck, and you get clearer.
This kind of ‘psychic’ distance from your problems is necessary for a fresh perspective.
Travel brings you face to face with yourself
This is the most powerful reason to travel. In the end, travel, while it seems to take us away
from the physical spaces of our lives, actually bring us closer to the inner core of ourselves.
Many guests have come to Amanvana and stumbled upon their true purpose.
Travel isn’t about ticking items off a bucket list or showing off our destinations on social media. If
that’s why you’re traveling you’re doing it for the wrong reasons. Travel to get out of your ego, meet
soul mates, get perspective on a problem, and to ultimately find yourself.