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Discover new places through travel and find inner peace

Updated: Jul 26, 2019

Through travel, we discover new places and we widen our horizons by seeing the many faces of this world. We meet new people, encounter new cultures and see beautiful landscapes. Traveling is one of the best ways to learn about our world, learn about life and to get a new perspective on what we really desire in our lives. Seeing some of the most beautiful places in the world will definitely open up the mind to new perspectives and new life lessons. I think most of us have gone somewhere - it doesn't have to be very far - where we found a special place. Finding that "special" place, which fills our hearts with a sense of joy, our bodies with a sense of calm and our minds with positive thoughts is a gift that not everyone has the opportunity to enjoy. Being out and about in nature has therapeutic effects. When you feel down and you lack that inspiration to be creative, go to your special place. It can be a willow tree by the river, or a beautiful park in the city, a beach on the Aegean cost or the Roman Colosseum. It doesn't really matter, as long as that place gives you certain positive vibes and feelings.

For me personally, a "special" place is one where I can sit on a bench and just reflect, think and relax. When you travel, you come across these special places where you just feel good and you feel at home even though you're not. I find Wordsworth's poem Travelling, describes finding that special resting place best.

William Wordsworth, the British romantic poet, wrote his famous poem Travelling in 1802.


William Wordsworth, 1770 - 1850

This is the spot:—how mildly does the sun
Shine in between the fading leaves! the air
In the habitual silence of this wood
Is more than silent: and this bed of heath,
Where shall we find so sweet a resting-place?
Come!—let me see thee sink into a dream
Of quiet thoughts,—protracted till thine eye
Be calm as water when the winds are gone
And no one can tell whither.—my sweet friend!
We two have had such happy hours together
That my heart melts in me to think of it.

Wordsworth was inspired by his many travels around the Lake District in England. Nature served as inspiration for the poet, who experiences many of the "dream moments" while on an outdoor excursion. Read more of William Wordsworth's poetry to fully engage with romantic nature poetry.

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