Travel Life Lesson #2: Feeling Small

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I’ve stood at the precipitous edge of the Grand Canyon and felt as tiny as a flea.

I’ve climbed to the top of Mt. Nimbus in the Canadian Rockies with my daughter and walked across a precarious suspension bridge, feeling dwarfed by the natural wonders around me.

I’ve plunged into the paradise blue of the ocean for a close encounter with infinity.

Iceberg Antarctica

I’ve felt really, really small  before one of Antarctica’s titanic icebergs. I was a speck on a speck in the Antarctic Ocean – at the bottom of the world. The danger increased my sense of awe and appreciation. The serenity and silence heightened my awareness of how trivial and  unimportant I was, and it humbled my soul.

It is good to remember that the world doesn’t revolve around me.  It is good to feel connected and yet small.

Category: Antarctica, Travel Life Lesson, Canada, Featured, Travel

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