Let’s dive into something super interesting – exploration. You know, the kind of exploring that makes life an adventure. Ben says we’re all about moving and shaking things up. And he’s got a point!
Imagine this: humans have two legs, right? That’s for moving around, exploring every nook and cranny of this beautiful planet, and even venturing into the depths of our own minds and hearts. It’s all about discovering new things – places, ideas, and even relationships.
Now, about relationships… It’s kinda funny to think that everyone is supposed to find just one person and stick with them forever. Sure, it’s absolutely beautiful for some, but not for everyone. People are meant to experience life, with or without a partner. Sometimes that means taking a break, exploring, and maybe coming back together. Life’s about being flexible, dynamic, and open to change.
Ben believes that being stuck in one place, clinging to the same old things, makes us miss out on so much. It’s like we’re in this vast, amazing universe but we’re just hanging out in one tiny corner. Why? Because we’re afraid to want more, to explore more. But when we do let ourselves dream and wander, we break free from that feeling of lack.
Take adventurers, for example. Those folks who travel the world, meet tons of people, and try all sorts of things. They seem to have a spark, a certain aliveness, that’s hard to find in someone who’s been in the same job that’s not their passion for years. It’s not about being happy all the time or having it all figured out. It’s about following that natural urge to explore and see where it leads.
Ben’s point isn’t that everyone should quit their jobs and travel. It’s more about listening to those inner nudges, those desires that we’ve been told to ignore. Whether it’s trying a new hobby, learning something new, or even changing how we think about relationships, it’s all exploration. And this exploration can lead to a deeper, more fulfilling life.
He also talks about how trying to suppress our desires and passions is like turning our backs on the wisdom of the universe. It feels good to acknowledge that, right? To realize that embracing our desires can actually set us free.
So, if you’ve ever felt stuck or like you’re just going through the motions, remember this: it’s never too late to explore. A shift in perspective, a new belief, can change everything. And you don’t have to do it alone. Your higher self, that part of you that’s always cheering you on, respects your choices. But it’s also there, offering endless possibilities, if you’re open to them.
“Exploration is not just about seeing new places; it’s about seeing life through new eyes and embracing the myriad possibilities that unfold.” – Bentinho Massaro
“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
Spiritual Book Reference:
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7, The Bible. This verse encourages us to seek, explore, and be open to the experiences life has to offer.
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” – Hebrews 11:1
“What you are now is what you have been. What you will be is what you do now.” – Bhagavad Gita
“Life is a journey. Time is a river. The door is ajar.” – Zen Buddhist saying
- Reflect on your own life: Where do you feel limited? What areas call out to you for exploration, whether physically, mentally, or spiritually?
- Take small steps: Start by exploring a new interest, traveling to a new place (even nearby), or having a challenging conversation. Let curiosity lead you.
- Examine your inner beliefs: Where do you hold back due to fear? Are these fears founded in reality, or are they limiting beliefs you can change?
- Open yourself to new ideas and experiences: Challenge your usual way of thinking. Read books or listen to podcasts about personal growth, spirituality, or subjects that inspire you.
- Find inspiration from others: Read about famous explorers, adventurers, or people who have defied the odds. Their stories can motivate and show you what’s possible.