A world explorer is someone who travels our globe by any means possible, including a bicycle. But a world explorer doesn’t have to make a physical journey to find excitement, discovery and new views of life. One can discover the same excitement and newness in mental or spiritual journeys into how we think. Writer Eric Nelson describes both kinds of “world explorer” journeys, with greater love for mankind and even physical healing as outcomes. He begins with Ted Talks presenter Sarah Outen, a world explorer bicyclist who once met a stranger in China. Nelson writes:
“ ‘Sarah, you need a companion,”'[the stranger] insisted. ‘I want to come with you to Beijing on a bicycle. You be the leader. I’ll be the guide and the translator.’
“Outen’s first inclination was to do all she could to dissuade him, wanting more than anything to maintain her independence. But instead, she found herself taking him up on his offer, unaware at the time that he didn’t even own a bike! Two days later, the two set out on a 2,000-mile, 35-day trek across the Gobi Desert, up and over the mountains, and into the streets of Beijing.
“Later on, Outen would ask her friend to summarize, in three words, what it felt like to achieve his goal. He replied, ‘I am happiness.’ “
Nelson admires Outen’s qualities of flexibility and willing outreach. He compares them to lessons learned from a Biblical healing and then to one of his own friends—all “world explorers” in new ways of thinking. If you’d like to learn about this, Read More here.