September 20, 2017

East is East and West is West

…and the twain DO meet

East is East and West is West

The Pilgrim Fathers were urged to “Go West” and this they did. People in all walks of life, from all over the world, still aim west in their search for wealth, fame and glory, as in the most recent case of footballer Robbie Keane.

However, there is a new breed of pilgrims that GO EAST for many reasons, as they realise that ancient civilisations as in India and China have a lot to offer. Some imbue the culture, the philosophy, the traditions while others satisfy their spititual needs.

We attend Mind, Body and Spirit type exhibitions all ove the UK and in Ireland, and a very large percentage of exhibitors have imported their wares from the East. For example: Yoga, Reiki, Shiatsu, Ayurveda and the offshoots like Indian Head Massage.

I suppose the balance of benefits for East – West – East and West – East – West travellers depends on your search criteria. One thing is certain: You (should) return with a broader outlook on life.