The Art of Life|May 5, 2007 9:35 AM| by:

Travelling without Baggage

Mark Twain was once asked if he wouldn’t like to go off on holiday. He replied, “I’d be glad to, if only I didn’t have to take that fella, Mark Twain with me.” Like Mark Twain, we often take “that fella” along with us when we go out-doors for recreation. Our problems, worries, and other mental baggage usually tag along with us. Being so preoccupied with our internal world keeps us from feeling our unity with the natural world.

When you go out into nature, leave your everyday plans and concerns behind. Freeing yourself in this way will allow you to experience nature’s cleansing and rejuvenating power.