It is said that travel broadens the mind. That depends on how broad the mind is. In England, we live in a culture where, when a certain kind of Englishman travels abroad, he is looking for England abroad.

And this is hardly new. Look at the Crusades and colonialism: bit by bit you try to expand your territory. Because, clearly, your way is best. And anyone who says otherwise needs to be taught a lesson. In God’s English, obviously. If they can’t speak it, it’s time they learned it …

“Well, we have travelled all this way, we have made all this effort to get there, they should get their finger out and do what we tell them. It’s only fair …”

You might have travelled far, but you haven’t actually gotten anywhere – apart from deeper and deeper into your illusions about life. The further you go into the world, the harder it is to find who you are, what you are, where you are.

Don’t blame those who remain rooted and grounded in their life, for your wasted efforts.


The furthest and most rewarding journey is deep into your soul. Dare you take the journey of your life?

© Phillip A. Klein March 2008

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