06/04/2015

E for Explore

I like to think of myself as an explorer. To explore makes me happy. To me, exploring is about being curious, open and interested - to new ideas, knowledge, people, places, cultures and last but not least: to myself. Because to me, exploring is about daring to do what you dream about doing with your life. Small dreams. Big dreams. It doesn't matter as long as they are your dreams.

Follow your dreams, wherever they lead. 

I think if you know yourself and your core values it also easier to be open to other ways of thinking, and to know if you want to adapt a new knowledge or not. Why be protective about "your way to do it", when there might be a better way, or an alternative way? Why not renovate your favorite dish with some spices from another cuisine? Why not add some exotic moves to that dance? 

That said, please note that maybe not all are exploring souls. And that is ok. If your old aunt does not want to renovate her recipe with hot spices, that's ok, and if your friend strictly object to having some weird dance moves added to her dance, that's ok too. The joy of exploring is that you can adapt what you like, and what you feel does not fit in your life, you can let be. So let it go and move on - following your own exploring trail and your own dreams - wherever they might take you. 

Definition of exploring: 
- to look at (something) in a careful way to learn more about it : to study or analyze (something)
- to talk or think about (something) in a thoughtful and detailed way
- to learn about (something) by trying it 





What kind of exploring do you do? Please share.

1-30 April 2015 I participate in the A to Z blogger challenge, and this post is written as a part of that challenge.My theme for the challenge is Happiness. I hope you enjoy coming along. 

34 comments:

  1. Well said... follow your dreams but don't force it on others!

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  2. I explore by travel, my books and in my art! There's always something worth exploring.
    Loved your post!
    Fellow A-Z blogger
    Kim from Australia

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  3. At the moment I am into spiritual exploring - I read a lot, I listen to discourses, I discuss with others and then I think about what I've heard / read / seen, take what resonates and discard which doesn't. Nice post Eli.

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    1. Thanks Suzy, and happy explorings:-)

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  4. I love exploring new things. These days I am exploring everything related to Yoga.

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  5. I love exploring things to Eli :) Currently, I am exploring some wonderful recipes ;)

    Entrapped

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    1. Thats lovely Swathi:-) Happy to see you here

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  6. I enjoy exploring new places and also enhance my knowledge about the subject I am interested in ... loved the quote

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    1. Thanks for sharing:-) So happy to see you here

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  7. I love exploring and always add a twist to old recipes to make them like me, crazy :)

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    1. Hahaha- awesome - have fun Sulekha:-)

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  8. Eli - Did you check out my today's post? We have used the same quote and are kind of conveying the same things. What fun! :)
    http://happinessandfood.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/e-for-experiment/

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    1. Haha - thats great - will check it out:-) Hugs

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  9. I love your twist on exploration... I probably don't do enough of it... I travel, I read, I work at a museum so I research and restore,

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    1. Thanks, that sounds great though:-) Happy exploring:-)

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  10. Good one, Eli. I love that quote by Mark Twain. It is SO true. Thanks for sharing. Keep writing. :)
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

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    1. Thank you so much:-) Big hugs dear

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  11. I think exploring takes you back to being a child as children do so naturally all the time. :) I love to explore though currently doing it in terms of my new home: where/how best to put things... ;) <3

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    1. Great Elly:-) Thanks for dropping by:-)

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  12. Oh! I love exploring new places! The excitement of new places gives me happiness undefined!

    Eclipse

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  13. Love your post on exploring. It's such an exhilarating thing to explore something new, whether it's traveling or taking up a new interest or just changing our routine from the usual. Great quote, too. Love it!

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    1. Thank you so much dear Cathy. Hugs

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  14. Lovely post Eli. I really love the quote by Mark Twain at the end.

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    1. Thanks Jyotsna:-) So happy you liked it:-)

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  15. Great post! For me explore means travel, reading new books, taking up a new hobby and finding happiness in small little things :)

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    1. Thats great exploring:-) thanks for visiting and sharing dear:-)

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  16. I want to explore he world, the art, culture and everything. :)

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    1. Yay! Go for it dear Sheethal:-)

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  17. I love exploring --- my own town, my country, and new places, new foods, new cultures. I think you grow when you explore!

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    1. I think so too! Happy exploring:-) Hugs

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