The Mindful Journey

mind·ful·ness

the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.

OR

a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.

trav·el

the movement of people between distant geographical locations. Travel can be by footbicycleautomobiletrainboat

busairplane, or other means, with or without luggage, and can be one way or round trip.

Mindfulness in the news

Barry Boyce / www.mindful.org / November 22, 2017

One of the most powerful things you can do when you’re traveling is to let go and passionately wander.

When you first hear these words joined together—mindful + travel—they’re most likely going to conjure up the notion of being hyper-conscious and conscientious about each and every little detail of everything you’re doing when you’re on vacation or out there one the road.

Now, where is the fun in that?

UPLIFT / April 21st, 2016

How a journey can be an opportunity for Spiritual Growth

Travel can be overwhelming. Around every street corner, through every door dwells something that might inspire you, enlighten you, or change you. Constantly confronting the unexpected is perhaps one of the most electrifying aspects of world travel. But like everything, there are drawbacks.

Travel is important because it removes us from our routines and comforts, hurling us into a world and experience that often feels utterly out of our control. This is a good thing. 

Sarah Schlichter / Smarter Travel / Feb 7, 2018

During a recent trip I took to Portugal, there was a moment when my body was sitting in a park in Cascais, but my mind wasn’t present at all. Ducks paddled on a pond in front of me, children’s laughter echoed from a nearby playground, and a warm breeze drifted through the trees, but I wasn’t aware of any of it. Instead, I was staring at my phone—practicing the complete opposite of mindful travel.

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