For 6 years I was seeking paradise

in life •  5 months ago

For the last 6 years I have been hopping around the world. In some places I stayed longer, and some I left after a few weeks or days. Just today I've had a conversation with Orsi about the "perfect" place to live and it made me think that somehow, every place had it's wonderful assets. And what I'm slowly realising:

Paradise can be everywhere and it seems that "paradise" simply shows up in different forms and ways.

If being self-employed or working a 9-5 job (sometimes I for long thought to be a human horror). If living in a nice spacious flat in Budapest or sharing a shabby room with 9 other Muay Thai fighters in an outskirt of Thailand. The cold and cozy winter nights, and the dinners at the beach. Standing on a mountain with a pair of ski. Or sitting in the water on a surfboard.

There are so many things to "miss". And somehow, every place has its beauty (- and interestingly enough: Even the ones that upset or annoyed me.)

What becomes the key for me: To actually see it.

Paradise is here. When I open my eyes.

A good question for this: What surrounds me now that I may one day miss?

Because... maybe... one day, today becomes "the gold old times".


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This was a reflection I was having the other day. Not that I traveled like you but I realized that no matter where I go, if I don't find the peace within me, I will never find paradise even in a place called paradise on earth.

That was a good read Sam!
Have a great day!


thank you so much @macchiata, it's so true. I think I've been running a long time, chasing that "one" thing outside of myself. I once sat at the beach in Thailand and all I could think of was leaving again and going to the mountains somewhere.. Always somewhere new. Always something else... running, running, chasing, chasing... Like a little hamster on the wheel thanks for your thoughts! And sorry for being a bit delayed with my answer...!! Best wishes to you my friend!!!

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