alifefullofserendipityThis is something I once wrote on my blog when I was asked what my travel advice would be to people: "Every person you meet is a window to your soul. Treat everyone as if they were your teacher on this journey. Treat everyone with respect. And always trust your gut instinct." It had been my mantra for a long time since I had started travelling. I firmly believed in it. And treated it as my absolute wisdom. Then you meet certain people and you don't know what the fuck they are meant to teach you?! And how rotten must my soul be if what I said is true...you start to wonder? And if I treat with respect, does it automatically mean I will get any respect given back? Absolutely not. And what the hell happened to my gut?! It had been working pretty fine... I also wrote on my blog which is heavily focused on travel for personal development, that I travel to become a better person every day. Because I believe you change the world, by changing yourself first. And I still believe that. But somehow I have forgotten about these things. All what I thought I knew, all the strength I had. And all trust I poured into loving. Loving people just the way they are. But sometimes, to grow, you need to go through some lessons. And i've learnt a lesson out here. That things can go wrong. That your gut instinct can fail. That not everything that glitters, is gold. That no matter how beautiful your heart is, you will always be confronted with darkness. And trust...is reserved for only a few. I still believe you meet people for a reason. Still believe you are meant to be somewhere at a particular point in time. And I still believe that butterflies were once hidden in a cocoon. Before they learnt to fly, they had to grow. Before they evolved, they had to change. And change, luckily, is always one decision away. No matter how hard, no matter how late - destiny is in your hands. And you choose your outcome.
I'm enamoured with my ability to see the good and beautiful in everything. But sometimes, you make painful experiences. Good. They'll only make me stronger...and just that little bit wiser. Those are lessons I won't learn sheltered back home... #alifefullofserendipity #travel
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