The Questions of a Traveling Soul

“Who Is the REAL You?”

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Is my true self always changing or am I just the same soul that has different events and experiences happening to me?

I say the best way to challenge this belief is to travel and grow to find out that the truest part of us feels real and eternal, but actually isn’t.

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Travel Truth #1: While traveling (or not traveling), write down who you think your true self is.

“Well-makers lead the water (wherever they like); fletchers bend the arrow; carpenters bend a log of wood; wise people fashion themselves.” — Dhammapada V

Julian Baggini’s Ted Talk got me like “Wait, whoooaa, who am I really?”

“The true self isn’t just there to discover, what you are partly doing is creating your true self…You are the collection of everything that happens to you. — Julian Baggini

Travel was a huge part of this evolution for me.

It will be for you as well, as long as you leave your comfort zone and extend a hand to the part of your soul (or mind) that whispers, “Wander and learn.”

Therefore, the REAL YOU is the core or essence of understanding the collection of ourselves, the layers of experiences, traumatic events, positive memories, and present self-awareness.

The people I meet, the places I travel to, and the experiences I have will all shape and create new parts of this future self, just as much as the past shapes and creates who I am now.

This is my true self — a malleable, mutable dude that changes in ways I can’t always predict.

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