“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes,
but in having new eyes.”
~ Marcel Proust
Your outward “voyage of discovery” takes you to different places and new people. You begin to understand other things outside yourself. This can be as simple as discovering new-found beauty on a wilderness “adventure,” or having an engaging conversation or correspondence with someone from a completely different part of the country or the world. The ultimate goal here is not just looking at new things, but looking at things in a new way! A change of scenery can effect a change of mind.
But you can still experience a voyage of discovery even if you don’t travel anywhere, even if you don’t meet anyone new. You don’t have to change your surroundings, just the way you look at them – with “new eyes!” Sometimes stepping back and looking again at the Big Picture can reveal things that you never saw before. The solution to an ongoing problem can suddenly manifest itself.