Sounds like Ian Somerhalder has been on a quest to find the meaning of life in the midst of shooting new episodes of The Vampire Diaries!

Ian hasn’t seemed as prolific on his Twitter account lately, and after an absence of a few days, he tweeted this message: “Missing you TwitterVerse. Been on Road trips w/the Papa & meditation vision quests. Had to detach & shine some light on the simplicity of life ;) xo”

Aw. We can just imagine Ian and his dad taking his shiny silver airstream out to scenic areas, breathing in the fresh air, and just appreciating nature and everything life has to offer. And we love him so much for never forgetting to check in with his fans.

The only thing that could make our vision even better is if Nina Dobrev joined him on a few excursions! What? We can still hope they get back together, right? We will never give up. “Nian” forever!

That said, we’re so excited to see Ian heat up the screen again as Damon Salvatore this October 3 on TVD. Here’s hoping he shares some more wisdom from the road while we’re waiting.

Source: Ian Somerhalder’s Twitter