I’ve traveled for two years now. Half of that time I’ve been alone.
I’ve traveled through South America, New York City, Indonesia, Vietnam, Italy and India.
I’ve realized a couple things that I think might help you.
Focus on what you love to do, even if you are alone, in a new city or new life situation. A mentor always told me, “What you focus on, expands.” Through honing a skill you love, more confidence will come. That career change won’t seem as daunting as you keep working to get 1% better each day. Also, people will come into your life who have similar interests and who embody the same qualities as you to support your work.
But this doesn’t come right away…. The synchronicity, it may take time. The first 6–12 months will be difficult. It will be different. You will feel uncomfortable. The key is FAITH. Faith in your intentions. Faith in following your heart. When you do this, the Universe will indeed provide to you.
I traveled to India for a three month adventure. I had no exact plans on what I would do, just a few things I wanted to see. I had some fear about the uncertainty I was getting myself into. India is an overwhelming country. It was scary leading up to my departure.
But my intentions were clear. My intentions were to embark on a spiritual journey in India.
To go to Bodh Gaya, the place where Buddha became enlightened. To visit Varanasi and it’s sacred Ganges River. To visit the ashram of Paramahansa Yogananda, the author of “Autobiography of a Yogi.” The book that has a lasting impact on me, the book I was reading last year in New York City, while writing my first bookTo also complete a 10 day silent meditation course.
Further, to journal every day and create the foundation of my second book. A book about this voyage in India.
My intentions were set. The wheels were in motion. But I didn’t have all the answers. A roadmap of my adventures, understanding the people and culture and having reliable contacts were all still in question.
The first day I landed in India I wrote a Facebook post. A (Facebook) friend, Vinit, who I never met before, reached out saying he lived in Mumbai. I had no idea he lived in Mumbai. We both have a mutual friends in San Diego, California. We only had one conversation about three years ago and never stayed in touch.
Yet, Vinit and his family took me in. I lived with them for two weeks, and he guided me through Mumbai.
He then invited me to their ashram north of Mumbai and I was introduced to their religious community and their Guru. A beautiful moment in my life.
It was a completely unexpected path, but in perfect alignment with my intentions. To learn about spirituality. To embark on experiences and meet people that can help raise my level of consciousness and sense of inner peace.
Vinit is on his own spiritual journey as well and has a love for travel. He joined me on the rest of journey in the following months. It changed the entire trajectory of my trip and he guided me as we traversed this beautiful and mystical country. Thank you Vinit.
The Universe, in the form of Mother India, provided.
I gained confidence. I was not alone.
The Universe will provide for you too. Two part: Clear intentions and surrender to how that path will be paved.
Even if it’s not how you originally planned.