Consciousness

Consciousness is a term defined differently by different people, but in general it describes the relationship between the mind and the world it perceives. Common usages include a sense of awareness of one’s surroundings, a sense of self, and a sense that one can feel emotions.

At Matador we’ve published a number of essays and articles about consciousness, both in the context of travel affecting consciousness, as well as how consciousness is viewed, described, or treated in other cultures around the world.

Consciousness Articles
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8 simple ways to be more in the moment when you travel

by Paige Smith
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Forget the landscape: Start photographing yourself on your travels

by Emma Thieme

10 pictures that show travelers are old souls

by Branden Eastwood
8

Searching for home after 3 decades of travel

by Nikki Hodgson
1

The pilgrimage of the solo traveler

by Jordan Mounteer
1

How Ethiopia taught me to get over myself

by Vanessa Van Doren
2

Travel advice for the Highly Sensitive Person

by Anne Hoffman
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A self-involved essay on money, fear, and happiness in America

by Amy Benson

The art of visiting war memorials

by Matt Hershberger
2

My advice to travelers: Learn how to stay still

by Matt Hershberger
1

17 images that prove travel is the best education

by Branden Eastwood
5

The one American “ism” you can’t escape

by Mary Sojourner
1

16 young travelers share their favorite quotes and other travel wisdom

by Stephanie Be

Is travel ever immoral?

by Matt Hershberger
2

On yoga as a treatment for addiction

by Emma Thieme
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An interview with Mary Sojourner on her novel 29

by Jo Jackson
3

7 things small-town life taught me about surviving in the big city

by Christi Helen
2

How to be home

by Leslie Finlay
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