Adjust course to sudden realization.

‘The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.’ Marcel Proust

As important as a sense of adventure is a sense of self. One can only embark on a voyage of discovery if one has done the necessary preparatory research.

Explorers crave adventure, public recognition, wealth. However, below the surface, I think all explorers set out to do the same thing: explore their limits.

People tend to have epiphanies while traveling because they are detached from the tiring repetition of everyday life. Being in a new setting, doing new things, gives them the tools and time to think about what they want for their lives.

I guess what I am trying to say is that I both agree and disagree from Proust’s quote above:

Seeking new landscapes won’t provide solution for a certain issue. I guess we all heard at some point ‘You can run but you can’t hide’. Run from your problems and they will haunt you.

However, sometimes, when we are stuck, seeking new landscapes can help provide a fresh outlook on life and provide new tools to solve old problems.

I guess I all depends on what you are facing and how you want to come out of it.