I left the noisy city by train. The known, monotonous, safe routine … in search for new experiences.
As the train moved forward, I left behind my old reality, and entered a sequence of beautiful images. Looking out the window, I passed by different landscapes and little towns. Some of them average looking, some of them splendid. Every landscape evoked a different emotion in me. I evaluated each landscape. I would look at an image and let it pass, eager to see the next one… Until I reached my destination. I knew I was there not because the train stopped, but because it was the most beautiful and magnificent scenery I had seen in my whole trip. The shapes, the colors, the aroma, the emotion. I just knew I had arrived!
I think life should be like a train. Leaving behind what is known and safe and be opened to new wonderful people and experiences. And evaluating each one of the alternatives and people that we are presented with. Because it is in taking risks, that we will find the experience or person that will make us complete. Otherwise we will be stuck in the past in the same monotonous reality, forever. Attached to old people and patterns, thinking we are happy, without ever realizing there are better things out there for us. Being blind to new opportunities.
It might be scary to open ourselves to the world of possibilities, but it is worth it at the end. It was for me.