There is more to traveling than making arrangements.

Yet we often just focus on the logistics.

We keep our eyes on the mundane tasks.

And can miss out on the greatest opportunity.

For travel is more than just about visiting another country.

More than taking in the sights at an exotic location.

It is about so much more than having a break from work.

While all of these aspects are a part of the experience, there is something so significant that goes along with it.

When we pay attention to what happens to us in the whole process, there are a great many rewards.

The adventure of opening ourselves up to new experiences is profound indeed.

We can discover things about ourselves that we never knew.

Learn more about who we are and what we are capable of in the journey.

For the greatest thing that happens when leave to go someplace new, is what happens inside of us.

The transformation that occurs.

And how all that we see, do, and learn, causes us to grow and become more of who are.

From deep inside we begin to touch ever so lightly, something new within us.

When we return, we are no longer the same.

We are a new person with new perspectives and new stories.

These stories can ignite the imagination of others.

They can bring a new light into the world we once new.

So not only have we changed from going away, but everyone else whose lives we touch when return can change as well.

None of us live in a vacuum.

Every time we do something that changes us, we are changing those who surround us as well.

And so by traveling the world we change the world we live in.

So how has traveling changed you?

~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant

Host of The Conscious Consultant Hour