Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring On The Trail

Spring on the Trail
Keller, TX
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."
Henry David Thoreau

Even an extrovert needs to withdraw occasionally. It seems that process enables us to put the immediate in perspective. Choosing to withdraw to the woods, where the shade of trees protect from what ails us while the songs of birds woo, may not be a bad thing.

It is not that nature is out of touch with us; it is in fact that we our out of touch with our nature. The symbolic act of going to the woods is nothing more than our search for meaning within our own nature. Who are you and why do you exist? What is your purpose?

These questions cannot be answered at a desk nor can they be answered by a friend, parent, priest, or spouse. No, these questions are resolved by venturing personally into the woods of your soul. The trail is not endless it is ultimately finite. To enjoy the journey, we must fine our purpose and pursue our own nature and dreams. No one else can do that for you.

Someone once told me that we do not choose when we are born nor when we die. We decide everything else in between. Got a feeling it's time to Soak Up the Sun.

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