“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” – Henry David Thoreau
Every travel or adventure can be a road to self-discovery. Whether it is a trek to the heart of the jungle or an urban exploration, there is a myriad of lessons that can be learned along the way. From the simple to the profound and everything in between, you can stumble upon something that makes you discover more about yourself. If you want to learn more about yourself, here are some of the best books about adventure and self-discovery that will inspire you to set out on your own journey.
Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration by Meera Lee Patel
Not exactly a book. But Start Where You Are would be nice to have if you are exploring your dreams, goals, and purpose in life. This journal allows you to tap into your creativity and write down your thoughts for greater clarity. Journaling is also a mindfulness activity that helps you focus on the things that are important to you which can guide you as you create a roadmap for your life.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist has been a source of inspiration for millions of readers since it was first published. The story of the boy Santiago who went on a quest in search of worldly treasures continues to resonate with many people. And the tale of his journey as well as the wisdom and lessons he gained from it are among the best things about reading this book.