BLOG: Arriving at our destinations

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I read in a magazine that some people travel and never really arrive. It made me stop and think. What might it mean? We travel for different reasons, depending on who we are, where we’re going, and for what purpose. Everyone experiences life in their own way, and to each his own, right?

It made me think about how I travel and I asked myself if I actually “arrive” at the places I go. I believe the answer is Yes! I LOVE to visit new places, and while I’m traveling I try to be aware—to really BE in the moment, taking in new surroundings and using my senses to make a deep and lasting impression in my mind and heart as often as I can.

I feel uplifted just thinking about seeing and experiencing more of our planet. I think Scotland is next on my list, especially since many of my ancestors came from there. I plan to visit a little church graveyard where my great-great grandmother is buried. I expect to feel the cold, damp wind blowing on my face as I take deep breaths; I want to stand at the lake’s edge and imagine family members long ago looking out across the water and seeing the same mountains in the distance. I am part of them and in some way will feel a closer connection to relatives I never knew. My heart will be saying “Thank you!” for all their decisions that have ultimately brought me into this life, and for the gratitude I feel to be able to “arrive” here.

I guess the reason I like taking lots of photos on trips is that they let me not only SEE where I’ve been, but also to re-experience the FEELINGS I had while there. That’s what I call having The Inside Advantage – experiencing life deeply, joyfully, and successfully.

When you travel, do you really arrive?

Wishing you happy travels! Thank you for joining me on this spiritual journey. Check out my full blogs and other stuff at

See you next time…

Blessings, Love & Light,

Touch a Heart with TIA

Copyright 2015 Cathy W. Lauro

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