Hobo TRAVEL TIPS - ERBIL, IRAQ - Travel Instincts

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DATE:  August 19, 2003
TITLE: Hobo TRAVEL TIPS - Erbil, Iraq - Travel Instincts
TIP: Instincts - Intuition - Insight
LOCATION: Erbil, Iraq




I smell danger!
I feel danger!
Instincts, intuition, insight.

I was on the beach Matañita, Ecuador.
A hippie type, smoke some dope and
hang out and sell jewelry type place.
A California, girl was traveling alone,
she did not want to talk to me, and for the
most part was avoiding me at all cost.
The last day she was on the beach, she
came to me and wanted to give me a book
that she thought I would like to read.

She wanted advice,
"What do I do if I do not feel safe in a Hotel?"
I said,
"Leave, never stay anywhere you feel
uncomfortable or danger."

Not the answer she wanted.
She wanted me to explain some form of logic
that would overcome her fears and justify away
and what she thought was irrational behavior.

She for some reason ask me for advice.
She did not like me, and that was obvious.
But I believe she trusted me. Intuition.


The mind is a little more complicated than
we want to admit. It is a computer that is running
24 / 7 and is constantly working on the job of
maintaining and protecting the body. It does
a damn fine job in spite of ourselves.

I am not an animal!
This is a ridiculous comment and in the
end the most dangerous thought possible.
It denies you the right to live and die by
your instincts, intuition, and insight.
Saying that being a more than a machine
is bad, and should be avoided. That to feel
and smell the world around us is bad.

So what am I talking about?

As a traveler I become very tired when I
see too much, and move from city to city
too often. Every time I open my eyes the world
is new and there are too many "Things" to think
about. I feel my brain wants to rest. It is saying,
"Please give me time to think!
Let me process, understand, and file away
the information that you have collected."
In the end, most travelers need to go home,
so they can stop the computer, or they drink
themselves into oblivion.
I call that the "Gobblygoop Factor."

They stir up their minds and keep it overwhelmed
so that no clear thought can maintain itself.
Just when the mind has a little clarity and
they become serene, they stir up their mind
and create more "Gobblygoop." The brain never
finishes it job of thinking.

Computer overload.

So what happens when your life is too busy?
What happens when you are in danger?
What happens when your mind has too much
to think about?

Instincts, intuition, and insight runs the show!

At the conscious level. You do not know what to do.
But at the subconscious level it has made some
decision and is saying,
"Listen to me now!
Or I will scare you, or shut you down.
Make you sleep, make you sick, make you unable
to go."

The brain is constantly processing information
in my opinion. It is making some good decisions
and probably the best decisions. The rational up
front part of your mind may totally disagree, and
unfortunately overrules your instincts.

Now you are up that proverbial creek with
no paddle.

I would propose that to trust your instincts
is the rational thing to do. If you believe that
your brain is working while you are sleeping,
then it must be making some decisions.
Trust you instincts.

But we are not all the same.
Some can do things, and go places that another
person would not even consider.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said,
I will paraphrase,
"We do not entertain a proposition that
we are not capable of doing."

A person will try to do, what they can do.
If they believe they can do it. They can.

Learning how to trust your instincts is part
of being a good traveler or being an adult.
With experience a person become better and
more capable.

I deliberate often about guides.
A guide has two major functions.
The first is to guide you on the path safely.
The second is to educate you about the destination.

A school, or having a certifications can prove you
are capable of having the knowledge.
How do you learn to keep me safe?

I hope that was very confusing for you.
I would assume so, and hope that you go
about your day and enjoy life.
It is not important that you remember or
even think about this tip.

Your mind will do that for you.
Whether you like it or not.
Trust your instincts, intuition, and insights.
They don't lie.

Just another day in Paradise!
Be a Hobo, and leave your mark.

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Life is good.
The Hobotraveler.com

As always, these are suggestions. Please realize I am
giving guidance, and there are always other opinions.
“One mans paradise, is another mans hell”
This way we do not all go to the same place.

Article written by Andy the Hobotraveler.com
On year 7 of Hobo trip around the world.
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