I've always traveled with this in mind:
"I am often aware . . . that there is another life beyond the one I live now, another level of existence, and other ones beyond that. There is an endless variety of lives from which I'm cut off by the one I lead myself. I want to know those depths and swim out of the tunnel of my own days."
-- TOUCH THE DRAGON by Karen Connelly
(from the journal of a 16-year old Canadian on her days as an exchange student in Thailand)