I believe a traveler is an explorer as well as an ambassador. Traveling presents an amazing opportunity to experience life in another part of the world. I began traveling solo when I was 18, and Life has been an excellent teacher.
As an explorer, one should drop all expectations of any journey. It's all an open book. One should be conscious and considerate of everything around them. We all leave footprints. How you travel in life will determine the shape of your footprint.
As an ambassador, one can practice embodying the habits of an open-minded, calm, patient and inwardly strong person. An ambassador listens carefully, learns how to speak the language, is tuned into one's inner still point, loves boundlessly, and has a sense of humour. An ambassador helps to connect different parts of the world. Every traveler has this potential.
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