Traveling has become such a big part of life whether it be for work, pleasure or adventure, it has become an art form. Like any art, there are ways to elevate the experience and infuse it with simple yet ingenious insights so that the journey unfolds not only when you arrive, but even more so when you begin. While most travel tips focus on circumstances, materiality, preparation and environment, what we offer you, right now, targets your perception, your attitude, and your mindset.
The aviation industry is not a space that can be easily controlled and as such, the only true mastery you can attain, while traveling, is your own. In 5 points, here are some tips that can help you gather a new sense of exploring the world from the air.
1 – Unexpected Challenge
One of the most constant aspects of air travel is the unpredictability. Even though everything is made so that the traveler can be arranged according to time and place, something always seems to happen and disrupts the original plan. When you think about it for a few minutes, it’s not too hard to see why, given that one of the first factors of air travel is the weather. The most unpredictable aspect of our environment is a major determinant in aviation. When you choose air travel as the way to travel the world, you must be willing to consider change, variety, and uncertainty as part of the deal. Let your mind be flexible and your journey will unfold with a greater sense of joy through acceptance and faith.
2 – Challenge the Unknown
Airport is a great representation of Life. People come from all cultures, backgrounds, religions, beliefs, races, visions, and more, yet one thing unites them all in one place: The need to go elsewhere for some reason. The stress associated with air travel is not low especially when schedules are being rewritten and flights are cancelled. Among what may be inevitable, realize that everyone is in the same predicament while everyone wants the same outcome: Be there now. So whenever things get a little unknown, remember that unity, communication, sharing and Kindness may be the difference between a day’s journey and the memories of extraordinary encounters. Be willing to reach out and meet people you are traveling with. Fate may be on your side and one moment of schedule change may offer you the moment to meet someone who will change your moment, your day, or even your life.
3 – Challenging the teachings of Life
There is great wisdom in learning patience and the airport is a great place to do it. The reason is fundamental: airports are temporary spaces. It’s not a place where the energy stays. This is a place where energy is constantly moving. However, patience is required when you are stuck in a place that is not home or where you are planning to be next. The patience lesson at the airport is one that teaches being in the here and now while you’d rather be there and the next. This is a lesson in surrender and acceptance of existence. And it’s a lesson in humility and gratitude for those whose mission it is to ensure your well-being during this time.
4 – Incredible Challenge
The madness of airport management and airlines is enough to make anyone feel overwhelmed at the thought of traveling by plane. However, even though great vibrations are never liked by the mind, they can sometimes remind us of the peace with which our simple lives drive our days. When you come to the airport with a positive attitude and uplifting mood, your entire experience tends to tune on the same frequency. Knowing that a day of travel will eventually bring the unexpected, unknown, and various challenges, it’s wise to start your travel day with space to relax your mind, open your heart, and find space for joy.
5 – Challenge Your Mind
Travel days are a great place to challenge your mood swings and give yourself the best experiences to find balance. For many people, air travel equates to change, instability, irritability and a lack of control. Where else can you find the most adequate space to experience stillness where all the energy around it requires sizzling pressure. After all, you are a traveler and therefore you are the observer, feeler, thinker and experimenter of your journey. Whatever you want is always reachable in your own mindfulness toolkit. Make your air travel experience enjoyable by challenging your mind to find kismet no matter what the conditions are. Whether it’s delays, cancellations, lost luggage or something else, keep in mind that less than 100 years ago, crossing a country the size of the US and an ocean the size of the Atlantic took weeks or even months!
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