What does it really mean to “find yourself”? More often people use this as a way to find enlightenment, solace or truth. More so, it is about finding peace and meaning about our purpose in life. It is really hard to put it in simple words. But we can confirm that once you go through this, you will have a clear and calm mind.
There is no shortage of places around the world that will help you channel your inner true self. Let’s have a look at some of the nature’s finest spots to find your purpose in life.
1. Mt. Aspiring National Park, New Zealand
Take a long breath and swallow all of that soothing view of towering mountains peaks, blue pools, alpine meadows and long river valleys. Aspiring National Park has just the right ingredients to help you unwind. You get to enjoy big hikes to beautiful valleys, jetboating deep into the park and explore the vast wilderness of the native forests.
2. Sarawak, Malaysia
Sarawak is the place where adventure lies. Everything from the vast verdant jungles to lakes, caves, and mountains, Sarawak makes a good example of how man and nature can coincide with one another. It is filled to the teeth with perhaps the friendliest bunch of folks that you will find anywhere on earth.
It is also the most diverse as there are people of different cultures, races, and religions. Sarawak lies on the island of Borneo, which is the third largest island in the world. Soak up in the warm sandy beaches and the tropical breezes that blow there as well.
3. Tanzania, Africa
Here you will find some of the best dive sites on the Swahili Coast; trekking trips right through the Ngorongoro Highlands and a deep volcanic crater, which is the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world today. The crater is one of Africa’s most prized tourist locations and has the highest density of wildlife there as well.
The rich volcanic soil, the lush forests, and the spring source lakes are some of the many wonders that await you there. It is also the home of the infamous Mount Kilimanjaro. Its location, vegetation, wildlife and shrinking glaciers have caught the eyes of many.
4. Bali, Indonesia
If you’re looking for spiritual enlightenment, look no further than Bali. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Indonesian archipelago. Considering the predominantly Hindu population, you get to go on a meditation and yoga retreat to balance your mind, strengthen your emotions and find your inner peace.
You can also explore the rich rice terraces over at Tegallalang, the botanical gardens of Bedugul, get to know spiritual healers, Pura Taman Saraswati and look into the enchanting forests as much as your heart desires.
5. Sagada, Philippines
One of the many splendid wonders that await you in Sagada is seeing the world from above the clouds when you take a long bus or jeep ride to the high peaks. Perhaps the biggest takeaway of Sagada is its hanging coffins. However, it is also known for its rice terraces, the Sumaguing and Lumiang Caves and a host of other activities such as bonfires, trekking, spelunking and more.
6. Sri Lanka
Prepare for a relaxing getaway that will remain engrossed in your memories for all eternity. This is your chance to venture into the deep history of the nation by visiting Sigiriya (as seen in the picture above), which happens to be one of the murals recorded in history. It also happens to be one of the “8th Wonders of the World” contenders.
Wash your cares away at the golden beaches of Unawatuna. Surf as much as your thrills can take you at Arugambay and become one with nature at Yala.
We hope all of the above are enough to whet your appetite for a truly eye-opening adventure.
Anna Marsh is a travel guide and blogger for Essay Ace firm. She is always looking into the most exotic places to travel and explore. You can follow her on Facebook | Twitter | Google+ .