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1. Be free to try out new things
Travel for spiritual growth isn’t easy:
Many people fear the unknown and very often they are not willing to try new things.
On your travels, the entire surrounding of the new place will allure you to try out new things.
Sometimes it may only be a new dish, or a trying out some unfamiliar custom that is completely different from yours’.
Be courageous and try new things along the way.
2. Bring something spiritual back home
On your spiritual travels, you might even discover that you like some other color, pattern, or material.
If you need to move on to a new place or return to your hometown, bring a ‘new’ part of your spiritual travel home like a souvenir to remind you of the experience.
Only get travel insurance which will get you covered if some of those precious new delights get lost along the way.
3. Slow down and unwind
Travel for spiritual growth means taking time out for yourself:
Traveling gives you a unique opportunity to reconnect with your true self.
The best way to do so is to go camping during the shoulder season.
When you sleep outdoors during fall or spring in a spiritual place like Adam’s Peak in Sri Lanka, you get submerged into the sacred wilderness and feel the natural spiritual immersion all around you.
4. Step out of your comfort zone
A person can never really know what life has installed from them unless they step out of their safe zone.
Daily routines, habits, and obligations can get us entangled into mundane, never-ending chores.
Once you decide to go to a new and exciting trip somewhere you have never been to, you will break that routine and automatically become a more vivid individual.
5. Show your wild side
Stepping out of your safe zone and doing something that you fear is an enormous step in personal growth.
Fear and repetitive actions prevent us from leading the lives we desire and truly living them.
Traveling will enable you to get some much-needed confidence boost. Not only will you feel more fearless, but you will become a more mindful and accomplished person.
6. Try stargazing
While camping in some sacred place, you will improve your mental health and well-being, disengage from technology thus reconnect with your true self, relax and utterly unwind.
Camping forces you to slow down your pace, sleep under the stars, thus enable you to become a calmer, happier and inventive person.
7. Travel Solo
Solo traveling might sound scary, but this is the only way you can truly be alone and feel what it is like to make your own choices and not get impeded by others.
Being independent represents a genuine opportunity to experience various pleasures without having to share with others.
This is a one-of-a-kind chance to reveal your inner strengths and see new things from a different perspective.
8. Take some burden off your back
Travel for spiritual growth means you get to discover what you are capable of, meet new people without restrictions, and address any private matters that have been bothering you.
If you have some private issues that have been a hard burden, with travel you can set them free and refurbish your spirit.
9. Blend with the world around you
If you want to improve your confidence and find a new purpose in life, traveling solo in search of spiritual growth will enable you to do.
Blend with nature, rule yourself out from the rest of the world and find time to do things you love.
10. Visit a spiritual place
There are many places on the globe where you can travel to find what you are seeking.
Halibut Cove in Alaska is the ideal destination for those looking for some solitude and place where they could uninterruptedly meditate.
Or go to Machu Picchu if you want to make the most of your travels like see some historic monument, be active and try out new things.
11. Reside in a spiritual home
If you don’t have a special place in mind, but you desire to improve your well-being, then you should head out to some remarkable and sacred place.
Finding a remote and serene place where you can meditate and reconnect with your inner child is the thing you should search for.
12. Get off the beaten path
Those people striving to find their inner peace and who seek to go on a journey to find the meaning of life should go off the beaten path.
Travel for spiritual growth means getting off the beaten path and finding your own way in life:
Get off the resort and don’t settle into comfy ‘touristy’ areas.
Going off the pampering resort on your travels will enable you to take a glimpse into a different lifestyle, gorgeous scenery, and gregarious people.
13. Blend with the locals
By blending in with the locals, trying out their cuisine and experiencing their culture as if you were one of them will you feel a deeper appreciation of what you have.
Even if it can be frightening, meeting completely different people will help you get a different perspective on life.
14. Invite a buddy
It takes bravery and goodwill to go on a distant spiritual journey.
Invite a friend or two and find your life’s meaning in an enticing and fun manner.
Traveling with a companion to a unknown and remote place will be engaging and lucrative.
15. Pursue appreciation
As human beings, we are wired for wonder. Once you set out on your spiritual travel, you must have one thing in mind – appreciation.
Appreciating new cultures, their way of life, religion, their belief, and customs will make you become a more caring, divine, and grateful individual.
16. Be thankful for small things in life
Appreciate small things on your spiritual travel as well.
Feel compelled to stop and soak up the sunset or simply gaze up at the stars.
Build a strong bond with yourself and travel in a simplified manner so that you could improve your mental health and well-being.
17. Stay at a spiritual retreat
Combine your travel with a specific self-discovery.
Travelers can seek their inner selves through numerous sessions at spiritual retreats.
Meditation, yoga classes, massages, and healing sessions.
There are many retreats around the globe where you can stay for a weekend or sign up for a course that can last a couple of weeks.
The most popular spiritual retreats are in India, Bali, or Peru.
18. Become a better listener
On your travels seek spiritual growth by listening to others about their cultures, religions, ways of life, struggles, and ideas.
Travel for spiritual growth involves discovering new ways to be compassionate, understanding and more open-minded.
You will become a better listener, expand your horizons and change the way you see the world.
19. …And be heard
Share your skills, knowledge, and expertise with others. Let the world know what you know.
By doing this very soon you will find out that the essence of life is the desire to be heard, loved, healthy, and happy.
All of which can be done by carefully listening to the people you meet on the way.
20. Embrace the changes in life
Embracing all life’s challenges through spiritual traveling is the way to combat stress, agitation and any other worries that have been tormenting you.
Spiritual travel will teach you how to embrace various changes and become a better individual.
Travel can help you cope with numerous life’s issues.
21. Acquire new skills
Travel for spiritual growth involves developing yourself:
Every step that you take on your journey is like a seed that you sow in the soil, and you are the one responsible for its growth, flourish, and blossom.
Get enriched with some new skills and go beyond your imagination.
The spiritual journey is about finding yourself, but also about learning and acquiring a new thing that would enable you to become a new person.
22. Write down new accomplishments
Take a notebook and write down five things that you wish to learn and remember on your travels.
It can be as simple as learning how to cook quesadilla while in Mexico, learning some hard yoga poses while in India, or learning how to speak a foreign language.
Any intention to learn new things is valid and will boost your self-esteem as long as it is adding something to our lives.
23. Disconnect from technology
Traveling is the ideal opportunity to redefine your use and relationship with technology.
Fresh air, clear blue sky, luscious greens, picturesque sceneries, and no sound of buzzing telephones or e-mail alerts.
This will detoxify you from technology’s negative impact on your body and soul.
24. Connect with nature
By leaving all your digital gadgets at home you will be more mindful and aware of the surrounding.
Listen to the sound nature is making. Feel the air, enliven all your senses, keep your eyes wide open and simply connect with nature.
Let your traveling experience be tech-free, and you will return as a completely renewed person.
25. Express gratitude along the way
True spiritual growth is all about showing gratitude. Be grateful for the opportunity, the air you breathe, your health, and your life.
There are thousands of other people who would like to be in your shoes and have the unique opportunity to see the world in this way.
Keep a gratitude journey, list every day the things you are grateful along the way. And be happy.
26. Fight off any obstacles
No matter where the road takes you, you can easily drift away, get jaded and burnt out.
Times will get hard.
You will even wish to return to the comfort of your home.
Be prepared to experience rain, thunderstorm, heat waves, blizzards, and many other unpredictable situations.
Furthermore, get ready to come along with severe obstacles but be prepared to fight them off.
27. Embrace the fluctuations through traveling
Traveling teaches each traveler how to embrace impermanence and accept the value of changes.
Accept everything that comes on your way, even if that won’t stick for a long time.
Upon finding your spiritual bliss, you will learn that, just like in life, nothing can last forever.
28. Find a new home
All good things must come to an end. However, you can find a new home somewhere along your travels and settle forever.
There are innumerable wonders of the world to which everybody would like to live close to.
Finding a new, peaceful residence will make your spiritual travel worthwhile.
Seek minimalism, don’t opt for things you can’t buy, and you can create a home wherever you wish.
29. Seek forgiveness
If you have don’t something that you wish to redeem for, traveling spiritually will let you do just that.
You will learn the meaning of life, and how to seek forgiveness. All things pass, and during your spiritual journey, you will discover that only the brave can truly forgive.
Traveling allows you to re-establish your connection to the world around you.
All things considered, you need to bear in mind that growth is a process that happens gradually.
Only when you move forward and seize the day, you will truly be able to find what you are seeking.