Sunday, May 21, 2006

May our heart's garden of awakening bloom with hundreds of flowers

Today, I am going to talk about my some of the experience being a traveler…:) India, Canada UK, South Korea and US!

One thing is for sure I often wonder people who traveled long back in 1800’s would have had so much trouble in explaining where they are coming from and whats the speciality about there country and culture.

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream"

When I came to Canada, people were surprised that we could speak English…I had a good laugh that time…but as I was living and meeting different people…I realize people’s awareness is so less and more over the people don’t have the zeal to know about other places or people.

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change ~ Buddha
They are happy with there own likings such as there fast food there video game etc …however I have met few of the ambitious people who did know so much about the world and it amazed me many times as they talk so many things not only about the current affairs or culture but they do discuss the spices and the use of it…!

“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience"

So I would say people coming from all over the world had a innovative way of knowing people not through books or literature but through people themselves.
I feel so loyal and patriotic to Canada when I think of the way people have treated me and the way I have got the respect and the rights.

I realise that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone

All this made me think that when I am in US (more or less North – America is known for US & Canada), I don’t have to explain people a lot as its not about another country…but I feel so sad that people need to be educated about Canada J

“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn” ~ Henry David Thoreau

The importance of education is one thing but the awareness part is such a big thing that without that I think a person is blind!!

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page"

My dream is to travel the whole world and learn everything about each corner of this world…:)


Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness ~ James Thurber

15 comments:

Kumar Chetan said...

do u know Canada is 3rd "Pind" or ancestral village of every Punjabi. First in India, 2nd is UK and thir is "Kannadda". I know ppl who dont kno how many states are in India but can tell that Brampton is near Toronto ot how to reach Missisaga from Ontario.
U look like a global Citizen.
PS:I dont kno why but I have developed certain kind of hate for US and its policies.

Keshi said...

**I feel so loyal and patriotic to Canada when I think of the way people have treated me and the way I have got the respect and the rights.


Spot on! Thats how I feel abt Aus too...

Keshi.

sophie said...

i envy you..i never went outside india...:-(

Ekta said...

Hey dawn!
I can so relate to ur post!
Bout wanting to travel!
In fact coincidently a few weeks back had written abt my dream to travel the world and see verey part that I can!

Komal Mehta said...

hey even i dream about travelling to every part of the world........hope it works out for the both of us.....the world is so big...there are so many possibilities.....

How do we know said...

For those of u who dream of traveling around the world: This shld inspire u: One of my friends actually did this. She quit her job, made her husband take a sabbatical, and then went around the world, piggyriding on relatives and friends around the globe, therefore getting the local falvor wherever possible, and using hotels only where there was no one. The chronicles she sent from that trip are awesome!!

Abt ur post, how do u manage to be so erudite and interesting at the same time?! wonderful!

I love Munich said...

I can only say I DID a LOT of travelling ... and wouldn't want to miss one moment of it!! It was worth it and the memories I have today are priceless! I can only encourage everybody to at least consider it ...

Sarah said...

as someone who would soon be a Canadian..hmm tht was nice.. but i do hate it very much when they say "oh you do speak english"....

Shama & Diya said...

Considering the fact, we are their neighbours. Does it really take that much to know a few facts about thy neighbour..tsk tsk.

Anand said...

Hey,
U seem to be going places!!!
Some day I hope to be able to write a long book of my travelogues!

Manish said...

ghoomna kise achcha nahin lagta hoga. jahan tak meri baat hai pehle India to poora ghoom loon sansaar ki baad mein dekhi jayegi!

Sujit said...

hope you travell more and more... and know more things.. here also its the same thing.. people dont know about india and indian over here are not interested to spread the word of our culture.. but i try to make thigs change lets see where it will end//

kaunquest said...

Dawn, Thatz a dream i want to follow too! Good luck!
And thanks for adding in http://www.blogswara.in to your sidebar.

Mirzaghalib said...

Now my dream is to travel to India :( and witness the pictures I see on some websites.

I only live few miles from US and often heard Americans saying ohhh Canada is cold...people freeze to death up there.. should I laugh at this???

Dawn....सेहर said...

kumar chetan: Oh man…how can anyone forget that one :D….in Brampton you can give you written driving test in Punjabi…anyone can beat that one ? lol
Yes…I really want to make feel that am a bird who doesn’t need any visa or papers to go around the world…do u remember the song – ‘panchi nadiya pawan ke zhonke …koi sarhad na inhein roke’ …:D
Cheers

keshir: Am glad to hear that Keshi dear :D…
hugggz
cheers

sophiar: But dear there is so much to see in India itself…:D…I don’t know when I will fulfill all these :D
Cheers

ekta: Yes…when we have a wandering mind n soul that’s how we feel ;)
May all ur wishes come true
Cheers

komal mehta: YES!!! I pray for all as am doing for myself ;)
Cheers

how do we know: Welcome to my blog dear!!!!Yes…I know one of my friend she quit her job and is not touring Africa…:D…so everything is possible its just that you have to set your goals and target to hit it :D!
About my post…I don’t know but I write what I feel probably that’s what it is…or may be I try to relate things with life…which is a real thing for all of us :D
Am pumped with ur comments :D…pls do visit again!
Cheers

I love munch: YES and I think Karin you must share all ur experiences so that adds up to the inspiration :D
Thanks for those kind words
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immigrant in canada: Congratulations dear! Am sure you have good experiences too! Enjoy
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koffeeshop: Yes…just try out sometimes…its so hilarious! I used to think its only Pak n India…but atleast there is a history to it ..but I never understand whats the cold war abt Canada n US :D
Keep rocking…n btw welcome to my blog …:D…do come again
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anand: Yes I wish u good luck :D
cheers

manish: zaroori nahi hai as I know one of my friend @ Cisco she hates traveling…and I was totally zapped at this…! So don’t assume or presume ;)
baat sansaar ko ho ya sirf India ki…I think one needs to give that start…the initiation point :D…
Dua karte hein ke aapki ye manokamna poori ho (tathaastu)
Cheers

sujit: don’t they say …aapke moonh mein ghee shakkar :D…! U said it true…we must spread the light …best wishes!
Cheers…

kaunquest: Best of luck…lets hope we all travel the world and a point comes where we all meet :D…how exciting isn’t it ..:D…
there is no need to say thanks …music is my soul…so I am giving nourishment to myself :D…looking forward for the release…today is 24th…and the countdown begins…..5..4..3..2..1…n…….
Cheers

mirzaghalib: hahaha I was waiting for u to say abt Americans…:D…!!! I hear it all the time from my other Canadian buddies …lol!!!! Yes…let me know when ur going to India…I will hop on the flight ;)
Cheers

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