Travel 2021

Going On A Journey Within!

Gunjan Bharadwaj | 21st June 2021

"Be yourself; everyone else is taken." - Oscar Wilde

This line has triggered various thoughts in - cluttered with ample of thoughts and negated mind many a time. 

We are all unique individuals. We all have special qualities, talents and gifts that only we possess which make us wonderful and fascinating people. But have you ever met this side of yours? 

For me the answer is Darn Yes!

The Threshold

It was 2012 when I was going through a really hard time in my life both personally and professionally, I felt suffocated and choked in the situation where I was stuck. I packed my bag and headed to Bus Depot, decided to board the bus whichever is the first, and it was for Shimla. The air in Shimla calmed me down and made me experience something I had never felt before. I started feeling light as if I have shed all the burdens. I had a consistent body pain from earlier which seemed to disappear in that moment. I soaked in the salubrious mountain air. It was at this moment I realised, how vulnerable I was! I cried for hours, was so overwhelmed with emotions and then felt free.
Sometimes a long road trip or a secluded retreat away from home is that missing key that finally unlocks the new quest we have been hoping for. That quest was for "listening to myself" undoubtedly! Some people travel to explore the unknown while others travel to reconnect with themselves, something they have lost in the hustle-bustle of their robotic existence.
Cruising on the road, enjoying the scenic beauty, bonding with different kind of people, knowing various cultures does evoke positivity.
It gives you a better sense of decision-making and allows you to empathize more.
Travel experiences can not be described in mere words, unexplainable and for me, it is absolutely divine. I unplug myself whenever I can, to feed my soul and to connect to something which is larger than life.

The Enlightened New Age Wanderer

Nowadays travel has placed itself in a new place where everybody is categorized in some or the other travel mood. There are people who travel solo and there are the ones who go with random people in a group. 
The motive behind this is to hang loosely from their hectic life and give themselves a well-deserved quality time. 

Travel allows us to spend some time that is meant to be spent on ourselves by avoiding the unnecessary mess of conflicting thoughts wherein we are judging ourselves for no reason.

Travel not only allows us to explore more but also makes us question and discover the very oneself which has been lost in this pretentious world. Traveling in own kind is equally important, it mold you in many certain ways. When we travel for experiencing new cultures or globetrotting to other countries, it surely broadens the perspective. There are people who travel for spiritual awakening or happiness. So to travel is very much of your choice, you may travel for leisure or to seek knowledge. But in the end, you will not feel the same that you do in general. I do overpack memories from my small trips even, which is why I am always nostalgic with hunger pangs for more.


What happen when you travel? Why in movies dialogues reiterates that live in the moment...?

As we incorporate what we learn into what we know, our minds start expanding, enabling us to understand everyone's perspective. When understanding got built up we start empathizing and thus we become more compassionate. This interconnectedness with all that is around, give birth to self - realization which is our innate purpose for life.

Travel helps foster our foundational teachings because we are on the move, going from one place to another to the next; nothing is permanent. It offers to teach us to "Live Lightly" and relish experiences and relationships.

Naturally, the fact can't be denied that money gives us happiness, but have you ever questioned yourself that what makes you deeply, soulfully, and genuinely happy? To answer this, we need to get out of our comfort zones and become aware of more than just our typical daily routines. Is it enough to Just reach a destination? The answer is NO! As the series of actions while travelling, carries an inherent ability to change the level of our joy.

Travel Within

Whenever I travel I feel like my best self, split free, flowing with the bliss of love. I question my sufferings and ask myself, I start from communication to persuasion and then finally expressing myself. I accept myself exactly as I am. This is the sense of gratitude that I attain by traveling. 
It allows me to live in the moment, seize the day and learn from experience and move on to the next. 
I travel for the sake of myself and my peace within. 
You choose your reasons, but remember to live lightly and relish the experiences.

Nothing could be better than this to end this blog on Journey within..

Hawa ke jhokon ke jaise aazad rehna seekho, tum ek dariya ke jaise lehron mein behna seekho... Har ek lamhe se tum milo khole apni baahen, har ek pal ek naya sama dekhe yeh nigaahen.


  1. This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Such a lovely post and so inspiring, I love your writing style and completely agree. We must travel within to really experience all that surrounds us. Thank you for opening up and sharing your experiences.

  3. What a lovely post. What I really crave this year is alone travel. I never have before and it's not a desire to get away from my family, but rather the chance for quietness and introspection.