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February 7, 2009

Henry David Thoreau says: close your laptop, go for a hike.

Read this post, subscribe to our weekly-enewsletter, tweet us up, share this to facebook, join our Facebook readers’ group, email this link to your friends and tell them to comment…then… …unplug your wireless. Go for a hike. Your dog, if you have one, and your mind, whether or not you can find it, and your stale-air-filled heart will all thank you:

We need the tonic of wildness: To wade sometimes in the meadows where the bittern and the meadow-hen lurk, and hear the booming of the snipe; To smell the whispering sedge where only some wilder and more solitary fowl builds her nest, and the mink crawls with its belly close to the ground. At the same time we are earnest to explore and learn, we require that all things be mysterious unexplorable, that land and sea be infinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature, We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible vigor, vast and titanic features: The sea-coast with its wrecks, the wilderness with its living and decaying trees, the thunder cloud, the rain that lasts three weeks and produces freshets. We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander. ~ HDT, Walden.   Bonus: Bonus: Reggie Ray on how we can live life fully by getting outside of our preconception mind.

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