This summer, I was in the lovely city of Lisbon and got an opportunity to visit the Belem Tower. The Belem Tower, built in 1515 to guard the Lisbon Harbour was the starting point for several voyages and also the last sight of homeland for sailors as they set out on their explorations. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also an icon representing the 'Age of Discovery'.
I was absolutely fascinated by the Belem Tower. For me, it represents all that is familiar, which we must leave behind, to begin a journey into the Unknown. To Discover. After all, it is the journey which matters, and all our learnings, when on this journey of discovery and explorations. I also got the opportunity to visit the tomb of Vasco Da Gama in Lisbon. Before the discovery of the trade route to India by Gama, it was assumed that the Indian Ocean (also known as the Ratnakara, which in Sanskrit means 'mine of gems') was not connected to the other seas!!
Unless we discover and experience for ourselves, how will we ever know? Let this inspire us all to not assume and set out on our journeys! Have a great week!!!