When we travel our perspectives change.
Have you ever visited somewhere new?
Some place completely different than where you live?
Do you notice how your perspective may shift, if only just a little?
Recently, my husband and I went to visit the city he was born in, Chicago, IL. He lived there up until he was about 8 or 9 and enjoyed many fun memories of the city and areas around it. While we were visiting, the idea to do a quick Facebook Live came to mind.
I discuss perspectives and how where I live currently in Beaufort, SC, my perspective is of vast open landscape and a leisurely lifestyle.
Meaning I can get anywhere in around 10-20 minutes with ease. Yes, even on a day filled with “traffic”.
Yet, while visiting Chicago I noticed the hustle and bustle, the fast pace, the ability to get bogged down if I was seriously living and working there. The tall buildings downtown gave me a new view, something I hadn’t seen since I lived in Charleston, SC. However, even while living in Charleston, I didn’t have to walk terribly far to have views of landscape as far as the eye can see.
While in Chicago, Lake Michigan gave me a new perspective as well. Never had I ever seen fresh water waves! An entirely new, yet exciting experience for me. The water was teal in color and clear, the sand was a bit wet, but easy to get off of my feet, and the coolness was invigorating. All new-ish things to me as salt-water has been my large water landscape since I was four.
This experience opened my eyes to realize that there are other worlds out there, other ways of living, other perspectives and just because I live a certain way, does not mean that all people live this way, too.
In order to connect on a deeper level with others, we must first take a moment and truly contemplate on how they actually live.
Don’t even get me started on when it snows there – that my friend, is an experience for another day. As of now, I have no idea how people survive in it for months at a time – yet.
May you be inspired to go out and explore. I wonder what would happen if today you chose to connect with new cultures, new experiences, new people and watch your world magically open?
What else is possible?
Please share this message with those you wish to inspire to travel and learn new perspectives on the world around us!
Brittney Hiller is a professional yoga teacher, speaker, and founder of Effervescence YogaSpa.
She loves living a life of inspiration, joy, and happiness! She genuinely teaches others how to create and live in their own happiness through her Yes To Possibility! Coaching. She may be reached personally at firstname.lastname@example.org