We Are All Travelers In This World – Agree ?

Consider  the metaphor of a traveler. What happens when you’re traveling or you know that your stay is only temporary? When you’re passing through a city for one night, how attached do you get to that place? If you know it’s temporary, you’ll be willing to stay at Motel 6. But would you like to live there? Probably not. Suppose your boss sent you to a new town to work on a limited project. Suppose he didn’t tell you exactly when the project would end, but you knew that you could be returning home, any day. How would you be in that town? Would you invest in massive amounts of property and spend all your savings on expensive furniture and cars? Most likely not. Even while shopping, would you buy cart-loads of food and other perishables? No. You’d probably hesitate about buying any more than you need for a couple days – because your boss could call you back any day.
This is the mindset of a traveler. There is a natural detachment that comes with the realization that something is only temporary.

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19 Responses to We Are All Travelers In This World – Agree ?

  1. Mohammed June 10, 2015 at 5:48 PM #

    Life of this World is nothing but a test
    We belong to Him and to Him we all will return
    What will remain are the deeds (good/bad). Period

    Miss Rani,
    Surrender to His will without joining partners in him, neither in his existence nor in his attributes.

  2. kvkarunakaran November 1, 2014 at 12:31 AM #


  3. Shaqeer Bola Oloyede September 27, 2014 at 12:55 PM #

    Nothing is permanent in this world.

  4. mad September 3, 2014 at 5:51 PM #

    The life of this world, but the pleasures of vanity

  5. Amal August 27, 2014 at 5:11 PM #

    Life is short and we are all travelers so, do the best, forgive everyone and help others.

  6. CHANDAN August 25, 2014 at 5:08 AM #

    Live in he PRESENT MOMENT and enjoy as long as you breathe. Live as if its your last moment and note the change in life.

  7. rani August 20, 2014 at 2:05 PM #

    Life is a stage where we all are sent by the Almighty with a purpose and various roles. The Bible says- “Your heart is where your treasure is”. If you treasure material world and its belongings, you will always be caught in its mad rat-race. Give God the first place and surrender before His holy will saying that He will always give the best. Finally, don’t forget we only propose, but God disposes. So. don’t keep a lot of worldly attachments for you never know when He is going to call you back home.

    Lovely reminder

  8. Abujibran Nadeem Khan August 9, 2014 at 3:06 AM #

    Do we need any of these kind of stories while we have a hadeeth with same meaning!!!!!!!

  9. ABDUL MATIN SHEIKH August 2, 2014 at 3:51 PM #


  10. Ziad August 2, 2014 at 3:17 PM #

    Dear Sana,

    You’re absolutely right. Everybody in this life is living temporally just like an actor in a play, once his or her role is finished he will leave.

  11. Mustafa August 2, 2014 at 1:44 PM #

    Earth is now. Heaven is forever.

  12. hazem August 2, 2014 at 4:22 AM #

    Work for earthly life like you live forever, and Work for the hereafter like you die tomorrow.

  13. Zahid August 2, 2014 at 4:11 AM #

    The Life here in this World is Temporary and we should not spend our time merely for gaining worldly ‘stuffs’. Should also spend time to accompany something in the next ETERNAL life (for The Hereafter).

  14. Sardar Ahmed S. Jan August 2, 2014 at 1:17 AM #

    When you rationaliz your travel programme you don’t feel the need to worry……..

  15. ukfrompk August 1, 2014 at 4:54 PM #

    The moral can be: World is not a man’s destination.

  16. ABAZER SIRAJ BIVIJI August 1, 2014 at 3:00 PM #


  17. Muhammad Kabir August 1, 2014 at 2:10 PM #

    Ofcourse no sane traveller will invest heaviy on a temporary abode.
    Let’s all be sane and invest wisely on the permanent abode.
    May our “investments” yeild the appropriate dividen for us.

  18. Al-Mughrabi August 1, 2014 at 1:00 PM #

    If this is the atitude in this example what about the “real” life (the eternal life)