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“Life is finite, yet knowledge, and our search for it, is infinite,” said my friend Jing.

One of life’s most remarkable gifts is making an acquaintance with a new friend whom, before you even know it, has already altered your life for the better.

This is one of the unending reasons that I love to travel: you’re constantly connecting with people who’s ways of being, thinking and acting teach you invaluable lessons. Some of these lessons would take you years to learn yourself if it weren’t for these “by chance” friends that end up saying those magic words that resonate with you forever.

Which brings me to my story…

I met Jing a mere five days ago. He was sitting in front of me on our shuttle ride from Antigua to San Pedro and through a combination of insightful small talk and some goofy chatter that got me laughing, I liked him immediately.

Fast forward five days, and we’ve become neighbors, living in the same building one floor apart for the next few weeks.

Relaxing on the hammock outside of his door and looking out on Lake Atitlan he said something during our conversation that got me thinking…

He said, “Life is finite, yet knowledge, and our search for it, is infinite.”

For those of us that seek, that search, that can’t help but wonder and wander, this statement couldn’t resonate more.

At first I thought to myself, “Well, if the search for knowledge can never end, then when will I ever be satisfied? If I’m always seeking answers, then will I never truly be content?”

But you know what? That way of thinking is all wrong. It’s so so so incredibly wrong.

Because, at least for some of us, we find contentment, happiness, self actualization, and growth in the journey. It’s not really about the answers for us. Because in seeking knowledge, comes growth, and that’s what we live for.

For me, if I’m not growing or expanding or broadening my understanding in some way shape or form through each and every single day of my life, then I am restless. Then I am not happy. Then I am not at peace.

Some days, I learn through a conversation with a friend, or even a stranger.

Some days, I learn by doing something I’ve never done before. (Whether I suck or thrive at it haha)

Some days, I learn by doing something I’ve done time and time and time again, for there is learning in the simplicity of repetition.

Some days, I learn through struggle, or hurt, or grief, or loss, and some days I learn through accomplishment, triumph, misadventures, and wild happenstance.

There is nothing better than the infinite possibilities of knowledge.

I guess after that, the next question to ask is how we use the wisdom that comes from this knowledge, but I’ll save that for another post. 🙂

– Laur

About Lauren Rains

Life gets pretty f*cking nuts sometimes, doesn't it? Every day I wake up more to myself and more to this world. This website is an expression of that.

Space Travelers is multi-layered exploration of our existence here on this rock we call Earth. We're going to talk about the matrix, UFOs, and astral travel, and explore our awakening into the divine masculine and feminine. We'll discover our bodies both the physical and subtle body. We'll contemplate the sacredness of mother earth and the concept of who/what the hell made this place in the first place?

I also aim to keep this website rooted and grounded, referring to topics that are effecting us in the here and now, such as fighting against the oppression of women worldwide, pealing away layers of social conditioning greedy capitalists are using to turn us into consumers, and navigating this insane technological revolution before the AI take over. I can geek out on consciousness up in space all day, but life happens here on the ground and this is the time we were born into.

This website is about integrating into our full human experience, aligning with ourselves and with each other, shedding skins and transcending into the unfolding layers of ourselves.

My wish for you, and for myself, is to unfold and evolve into our highest selves. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. We need not sell our souls to the status quo.

I'm on the journey too. I write this blog to speak to others who are waking up, or who desire to wake up. Because we can't do this alone.

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  • Jillian

    Yeah so excited you made it to Lake Atitlan! Have fun!

    • Hey Jilian! Thanks so much girl! This is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. And the Guatemalan culture is still really vibrant here.