Not really present…

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I feel a little alarmed when it happens that I have entered a mile into the woods bodily, without getting there in spirit. What business have I in the woods if I am thinking of something outside the woods?

Thoreau, quoted in Writing Nature: Henry Thoreau’s Journal

photo james petts

 

4 thoughts on “Not really present…

  1. Oh wow I absolutely love this quote and can really relate! Our bodies are always present but our minds seldom are…

  2. Oh wow I love this post & can really relate! Our bodies are physically present but our minds seldom are…

  3. I think that this is the great gift of nature: that we enter with all the mental debris attending us, and slowly (or not so slowly) drop it along the path to discovering that our bodies and our surroundings are of the same Essence. Aloha.

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