One of the great things about traveling is meeting new people. People, god’s most beautiful creation. Each one of us so different than the other. Our minds, thoughts, ambitions, decisions, virtues, beliefs, our likes and dislikes, all so different.
And it is important to meet people from across the world, just clears our perception and provides us with some great experiences. Like eight years ago before visiting Colorado I had heard so much negative about Americans in general, but having met, stayed and partied with them, my opinion totally changed. Similarly, I thought Australians to be shrewd, but I met a kind couple that challenged my perceptions again. While my stay in Kenya I realized how hard working and fun loving africans are. And I also learnt they hated Indians for corrupting their countries! Ah well, we don’t need an introduction, do we?
When you meet people, you learn. Everyone contributes to your life in some way, though we may not always realize it. Some of the them have a meaningful impact, some become part of our life, part of our story and some just touch it somewhere and fall away.
In his book, many lives and many masters, author Brian Weises shares from his research and experiences the concept of rebirth, human soul living many lives and connecting with other souls across many lives. That every soul has a responsibility to contribute towards the growth of other souls and learn from them.
Would that then be the reason why we feel connected to strangers at times? For we might have met them in past lives?
Well, this isn’t a blog on anthropology but in the coming days I wish to write about my encounters with people during my travels. Write to you soon!