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Simple Sundays: The Joys of Traveling, Or Not…

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Simple Sundays: The Joys of Traveling, Or Not…




I don’t really put that much emphasis on traveling. In other words, I don’t have much wanderlust in me to travel abroad or go to Vegas and such.

I’m kind of a homebody, and I enjoy my time at home, which I consider my ashram.

Right now I’m really enjoying gardening, and working to care for and improve the rose garden. In fact, my wife and I purchased three more rose bushes to plant in the garden.




We have a lot of projects at home, and we want to fix up the house so we can sell it or rent it out and move to a new home. But also, sometimes people are set with their daily routines, and traveling can be an event that disrupts those routines.

I know, it’s important to be flexible and adaptable.

But, life is also about cycles, just as the moon and sun orbit and affect our cycles as human beings, and also affecting the tides and so on.

Routines and cycles are good.

And don’t get me wrong now. I know travel can be a very rewarding experience.

But on the other hand, traveling requires time and money, things that many of us don’t have enough of to be traveling with any kind of frequency, especially if we are young adults and getting started in life.

Some people have the money, or the opportunities to travel with business, or they inherited money. Regardless, even if I did have the money I wouldn’t want to travel too often. But how often would that be? Well, I know one person who seems to be traveling every month. And some people I know travel at least 4-5 times a year.

Personally, I’m good traveling once a year, as long as the trip is a significant one; and then maybe 1-2 side trips not too far from home but out-of-town.

Anyway, maybe it’s because I’m a musician. Because playing music is somewhat of a journey that fulfills my soul. I don’t know…

It’s nice to feel grounded, though. Like, you have a space you can call your own.



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Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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