Hi! My name is James. I’m a world traveler, adventurer, and writer on a spiritual journey. I’ve been traveling the world since I was a kid and have found that it’s my true passion. I began my journey on the spiritual path in 2013 and have become fascinated with visiting ancient temples, not-so-ancient temples, high-energy places, ashrams, holy rivers, sacred mountains, consecrated spaces, shrines, ancient civilization sites and more, all while maintaining my daily yoga and meditation practices.
My travel blog is a collection of photographs, videos, and writings about my search for something more. I believe yoga is the only way to achieve a higher level of consciousness. To operate at peak levels. To be the kind of person you truly want to be. Am I there, yet? NO. But, some day I want to be. Is it difficult to maintain this practice? YES. And I struggle with it every day.
Visiting and spending time at these temples, ashrams, and high-energy places, keeps me fired up and motivated about all the many possibilities that I can achieve by doing sadhana.
Use my site for ideas, tips, and advice on how to begin traveling to spiritual locations. Learn about places to go, how to stay inspired, save tons on airfare, accommodation, transportation, and food. How to maintain your spiritual practice while on the road, how to handle travel obstacles, stay safe while abroad, and more.
It’s a place for people on the spiritual path, interested in the spiritual path, or just love traveling to meaningful places, come to get inspired to learn about exciting new adventures and the best and cheapest ways to make them happen.
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What Is Spiritual Travel?
There’s really no definitive answer to this, but I like to think of spiritual travel, as a way of experiencing possibilities that will enhance your goal of becoming boundless. We’re all in search of something more and to me, going to places where spiritual practices and teachings have been deeply rooted and administered for thousands of years, will allow you to see and feel things you never thought possible.
Traveling for Spiritual Growth
I can’t say more about how traveling has increased my awareness, compassion towards others, and allowed me to realize just how much I have and how little I know. It’s helped me understand the lack of true meaning of material items and the importance of just being.
Getting far out of my comfort zone by embarking on difficult journeys amidst foreign cultures, has opened me up to new levels of self-awareness and resilience.
Life gets very different when you have no choice but to take a bucket bath with cold water. Or when you find yourself shuffling through an ashram at night in South India, while screaming for a doctor. Or spraying your butt with a hose because toilet paper’s actually more kind of a western thing.
These experiences are good for spiritual development. They make you more resilient. They help you to stop and learn to appreciate the small comforts in life that we naturally take for granted. So, take that bucket bath. Spray your butt with a hose. Then after that, spray your face with it! Dig deep and just take whatever comes to you, while you’re in a foreign place.
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. – Mark Twain
What Does Responsibly Boundless Mean?
Responsibility is a word that has lost it’s true origin and taken on a false meaning in today’s world. It does not mean to assume ownership for something that you have done or that you have bills to pay or people to provide for. It means that we all have the ability to choose how we respond to those around us, things they do that may affect us, and to the things that happen in daily life.
Once you realize you have the ability to respond the way you choose, you will suddenly feel a huge sense of freedom. Practicing responsibility while traveling will play an immense role in your spiritual growth. You are not always in control of what happens on the road, but you are in control of how you respond and move forward.
I’m not great at this, but strive to get better all the time. Sometimes it’s hard to catch myself and practice responsibility, but with a conscious effort, improvement remains steady.
To become boundless is something that we all long for, whether knowingly or unknowingly. Human nature is that we all desire to experience more than we are at the current moment. We dislike boundaries.
Lets say someone put you in a 10 x 10 room and locked the door. You would be just dying to get out. So, after a few days they upgraded you to a 30×30 room. You would feel wonderful for a day or so, but would eventually long for more room to spread out.
So, after some time they let you roam the whole 10 acre property. You are in heaven, now. But, after some time you wish you could just hop the fence and go.
We all long to become boundless. Responsibly Boundless.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What yoga and meditation practices do you do?
A: Currently, I practice:
- Bhuta Shuddhi – Considered the most fundamental practice in the yogic system. Bhuta Shuddhi is the cleansing of the five elements.
- Shambhavi Mahamudra – A very powerful 21-minute kriya meditation with some preparatory asanas.
- Surya Shakti – An active form of Surya Namaskar (sun salutation). Surya Shakti is an ancient yogic practice involving a powerful sequence of 18 asanas. Designed as a holistic process for physical fitness and strength.
Q: How do you get all these practices done when traveling?
A: By any means necessary. These practices are my number one priority and I get them done, no matter what. I’ve done them all over the world. In parking lots. On the side of the road. In empty gates at airports. In between vehicles. In the cold. In the heat. While sick, hungry, and thirsty. The accumulated benefits of yoga go away when you stop practicing. So, to get where you want to be, you have to just get them done.
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