Hey guys I am not 100% how to explain this but I want to experience the world. I would like to go abroad some time, for a certain length of time, maybe 6 months, maybe 8 months, maybe a year. Who knows yet. About a month a go I was speaking to a guy that went to china for 9 months and did martial arts and mediation. He said it was the best thing he has ever done, and wouldn't change it for the world. Him telling me his story did in fact inspire me at the time, also speaking to his Irish girlfriend that he met there! There story was amazing. Way before this I was thinking of traveling and it was in fact on my mind movie and on my goals, which was to do a trek across America. Then I happened to go to a party of a friend of a friend, where I met them that I mentioned above. Majority of the night was speaking with them. And yes inside I felt it was no coincidence.
Now latley I have been thinking what is my purpose, what do I want to do..etc. And I watched The Shift last night my Wayne Dyer. Which is awesome by the way, if you have not watch it, please do.
Anyway, the whole thing of getting the EGO out of the way and the social condition out of the way, that says that I should aim to earn lots of money and fit in like everyone else around me, and follow everyone else is doing, even my parents kind of forcing me to get to that 'place'. Where instead I am learning about my inner self and connecting to my inner self. Finding my true calling to sort of speak.
Today I have been thinking to my self, the EGO would want me to fit in, and just get much money as I can to buy material things to fit in, so people see me as having some sort of higher value. That is what the EGO does, makes everything outside of the self have true value. When really we know that the true high value is the core of our inner being, it is in the inside.
So today I was thinking what do I want, I tried to set a side the EGO. And I feel that I want to expericne the world, whilst connecting to my inner self on a much deeper level then I do now. And them places like going to china and experience learning martial arts and mediation, do appeal to me. I just would love to do that, I can feel my inner self having a smile just thinking about it.
So my question is; Does anyone know or know of anyone that has been, done thing likes this. I know there are things like this that relate to Buddhism. I know China like I mention above. I know some practise the martial arts only but I am sure out there, there is some that go more internal aswell.
I know I don't need this to get my 'needs' met, but I want to experience the world, you know and I would rather do someting that is something spirtual in nature.
Any ideas, advice, opinions, wisdom. Welcome.
Thank You :)