THE DECISION

Jan 27, 2015

The one question that I am asked countless times is

 

HOW DID YOU DECIDE TO TAKE SUCH A MAJOR STEP IN YOUR LIFE?

Travel & riding have always interested me; different landscapes, people, beliefs always intrigued me.

Yes, it is true that I found my true calling from my earlier escapades and I believe this is what makes me a happy man. I think the moment that acted as a catalyst was my brother meeting with an accident and we nearly lost him. Three weeks of watching him hooked on to a ventilator was a challenge and we lived every moment on hope. This completely changed my perspective of life and I realised how fragile our lives were.

 

THE REALISATION THAT LED TO THE DECISION.

A realisation can happen to us at any given point of life. Do we have any control of it? Today when we leave our residence for work / education / shopping, do we have any guarantee that we will return? We are 99.9% confident that nothing will happen to us. Imagine a situation where the .1% happens and we have no control of it. Yes, it is truly scary and the more you think about it, the scarier it seems. We will start revisiting our beliefs and start reflecting upon our past. Here exists a truth and it is up to us to either face up to or evade certain realities of life. When I experienced this .1%, it knocked me off my feet. In such a situation, does a spacious flat, a fancy car or numerous properties and investments have any relevance?

This realisation made it easy for me to go forward and make my dreams a reality. I had no doubts nor hesitated when I decided to sell or dilute my investments. I was an individual who was in a similar rat race of trying to be secure and I did achieve the milestones that I had set. I also lost important people in my life when I was chasing the materialistic dream. But I consider myself lucky because I was able to identify what I liked – my passion for exploration.

I am sure that many among us will not be able to relate to this thought process.This is purely a perspective to life and there is no right or wrong, I believe every individual should live the life they believe is right for them.

 

WHAT AM I GOING TO DO ONCE I AM DONE WITH MY SOJOURN?

I genuinely do not have an answer. I would be lying if I said there was a clear plan. I am and will be meeting people from many backgrounds, which may inspire a thought. Hence I am leaving it completely open and this is the reason why I have no set agenda to the trip. It’s purely to explore and observe.

I have had some great interactions with other travellers, some who work 6 months a year and travel the rest gaining so much wisdom. I feel most of us are insecure and that’s the primary reason of not letting go. This insecurity makes us averse to taking risks and limits our thoughts to within the ‘box’ we set. I am genuinely looking forward, yet again, to experience the feeling of not having anything to hold me back.

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ABOUT ME

Warrier’s Trail is a crazy dream of a simple guy that was inspired by a desire to travel, meeting people, see places and live life full of uncertainty.

The dream is to travel 40 countries, in over 500 odd days in 5 regions (S.E.Asia, Australia, Middle East, Europe & Africa)

A journey of exploration!

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