Eckhart Tolle has much to say about “awaking” in his books and teachings. And he lists travel as one of the things that can trigger an awakening of sorts. Travel has the power to take us away from what we’ve come to see as ordinary, and bring us more into the present moment.
The quote by Frank Herbert reminded me of those Tolle teachings that were at least part of the reason I started thinking about what travel can do for women, and ultimately led me to start Sol Sister Adventures. Women today have so much on their plates. And expectations—from both themselves and others—are high. Traveling, especially with the support and safety of other women, brings a release of those demands. And a return to stillness and the present moment. No judgement or competition or expectations. Just Awakening.