Traveling in Costa Rica: A personal development trip to oneself: There are some needs that we need to have covered to advance in life, like oxygen, food, water, and shelter, but we are here to put another one; traveling in our personal development path.
Traveling has become a need, yes! We are living in an era where communication is an essential part of ourselves, without it we could feel lost and even powerless, and Is there a more accurate and mind opening type of communication than traveling?
It’s the way how we know the world as it is, not through the small window of a screen, a beautiful picture or an exciting video. It may come as a surprise, but traveling has truly become part of our personal development.
Now, what is “Personal Development”?
Personal development covers activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and facilitate employability, enhance the quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations. Personal development takes place over the course of a person’s entire life (1)
Now, what does this have to do with me and a trip to Costa Rica? You may be asking yourself.
We have seen how Animal Planet in one of those Extreme Shows put us on the edge of our sofa while seeing wildlife at its best ferocious behaviors. Yes! Well! Seeing the show live is so much better! Traveling in Costa Rica is like immersing in a pure life concert with the best seats.
And humans we do need this savage contact to recognize ourselves and to learn how small and how big we are.
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Why do we think that Costa Rica gives us something more than other areas of the World?
Of course! We do realize that our planet as wide and magnificent as it is, provides amazing histories wherever you go. However, in Costa Rica, as small as it is, you will have several different life systems, hundreds of different animal species, and fantastic landscapes in a very small time span.
You see, when you come to Costa Rica, you get to know some of the tropical wonders this fantastic life banquet will give you a better perspective of who you are and your importance to Earth. In Costa Rica, you can get a personal awareness of your space and time on Earth! And quite easily actually, all you must do is come and let our idiosyncrasy embrace you, let Life (Yes, with capital L) see you and recognize you.
Simply let it happen to you. As you walk into a rainforest early in the morning and breath in its power…You will understand what we mean.
Another essential part, which is included in traveling is the fulfillment “cognitive needs.”
“Cognitive Needs” is a fancy term that stands for the human desire for knowledge and understanding.
Half of Costa Rica is covered with rainforests. 31% is protected, either by private owners or National Parks and Reserves. When you start learning about the exuberant tropical nature relations, you start understanding, as well that we all are part of natural systems that are perfectly tuned. The ants that provide protection to the tree that hosts them. The bromeliad up on the higher branches that will provide a home for the tiny poison dart frogs tadpoles to grow. The bird that eating a fruit fertilizes the seed for it to become a huge tree. The chemical communication of all plants, the communities that different species form to feed protected from a predator…
We can go on and on. Example after example. When we understand the rainforest as the perfect system it is, we understand ourselves as the parts of this same life systems where we are born, grown and developed. And a new sort of respect grows exponentially, the more contact you have with this complex perfection, the more respect you feel for it… and the more you understand about yourself.
Costa Rica will help you plan your life
If you come to Costa Rica with your mind and your heart wide open. You will let the wilderness in you reflect in the beauty of the outside. You will easily find what is really important for you to have in your life, and what is not as transcending.
You might learn, for instance, that you want the stress and the rush of a big city, or totally on the contrary, that you miss the quiet warmth of a small town. Again. As Costa Rica is so small, you can experience both in a very short time span.
Improved focus and effectiveness
One of the most needed things in the rainforest is the focus. If you want to see what’s hidden in the forest, you have to focus your senses. Come back to the primeval being in you and concentrate on sounds, movements, and aromas. The exercise can take as long as you want and will help you in many ways when you travel back home.
So, when you get to visit a wonderful place as Costa Rica, the volcanos, the wildlife, the people! Everything enters into perspective. You get to know yourself, what you like, what you dislike and this makes have a better self-argument for your life choices!
Please let our Travel Consultants know what you want to do, we will find you the perfect places for you to be in silence, or in the city. To see and awe at the wildlife, and to find yourself in the permanent evolution of personal development.
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Written by Carlos S. Sáenz for Camino Travel.
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