We all enjoy comfort.

There is something about the familiar that is pleasing to us.

This is why our home feels so good to us.

It is the place we have spent the most time.

We are most familiar with it.

Every little corner and nook is someplace we have been.

Thee is nothing new or surprising about our environment.

Yet there is a trap in getting too comfortable with it.

We can be lulled into a state of stagnation.

Without new outside stimuli, we get into a rut and become bored.

Our creativity atrophies.

The ability to solve new problems diminishes.

This is why traveling to new place is so important.

It brings us to new and unfamiliar places.

And being in a new environment stimulates our brains to make new connections.

To be open to new ways of doing things.

Surround by new sights, sounds, people, and panoramas.

The real purpose of travel is not just to rest and relax.

It is to bring us to a novel state of being in which we are enticed to grow and evolve.

Change is not easy for most of us.

We naturally resist it because of our past.

So putting ourselves into an environment that forces us to think and act differently is best done when it is something pleasant.

Like taking a vacation or just going for a day trip outside of our home town.

Exploring the world enriches us in so many ways.

It shows us the beauty of the world.

As well as the ways in which we are all the same.

This vast tapestry of life brings so much color and variation to our day to day life.

Keeping us from being complacently fix in a small mindset.

When we explore the world around us we open up to whole new ways of being.

And that keeps us young and vital no matter our age.

Travel serves us in so many ways, beyond being a break from our normal routines.

It enriches our hearts, our minds, our bodies, and our souls.

So perhaps next time we are stuck with a challenge, what we really need is to go somewhere else.

And see life from a whole new perspective.

When was the last time you traveled someplace you have never been before?

~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant

Host of The Conscious Consultant Hour