Do you feed your mind with art, music, and literature? When you view galleries and museums, read poetry or great motivational speeches, attend the theater, travel, and explore your roots your spirit will stir and boost your love of life. How awesome! Thus, be a culture vulture!
Creativity can also enliven your soul and give you the enthusiasm to express yourself. Paint, write, or carry out a different form of creativeness. Be part of culture and you won’t feel as though you are one of life’s wallflowers.
If you’re in a rut, it’s time to expand your horizons and climb back out. Once you enlarge your perspective and adopt various activities, your enthusiasm and satisfaction will surge.
Often we think we have to travel the world in order to explore culture. However, how often do we overlook our own culture. Our friends, family and loved ones are all unique and often share different view points. This is an excellent starting point! Speak to your elders and learn what they remember from decades preceding their adulthood. Learn about the arts and history from your own people.
Thereafter, branch out and look to new horizons,
- You will meet new people;
- You will learn and appreciate others;
- Your mind will absorb and grow;
- Your senses will be given the chance to feel, hear, smell and taste.
Most importantly, you will get to know a new you. Someone you were not before. Not ever aspect of every culture will appeal to you. However, there will be something. As an example, I love music. I have been playing guitar for many years now. As of late I have come across tribal drumming that resonates with my soul. There is something magical there that I wish to explore.
Writing is another one. I never thought that I would enjoy writing as much as I do. It grows the mind. You question things, learn and therefore expand. You research and have the joy of understanding that there is more to life than your own limited knowledge of the world.
Be a culture vulture
Look to explore what you enjoy already and look for similarities in other cultures. Then go with the flow. Life is way too short to be stuck in a rut. Mix it up!
Part 5 of a 5 part series…