During this time of year, depression or feelings of being overwhelmed are not uncommon. The circumstances of life often have a way of sapping energy and draining our emotional reserves.
A potential respite involves withdrawing from the complexities of life and re-immersing oneself into the wild.
In all of us, the human spirit yearns for its provenance-which is nature. The curious have been blessed with a sense of adventure. They are willing to take excursions to wild places. They feel a need to ascertain where they truly belong.
The exhilaration from adventuring to a place of no inhibition, nor restraint, lets one’s imagination (and the realm of possibilities) take over for a while. For every minute spent in a beautifully feral place, one receives far more than he or she seeks.
We may find, at some point in our lives, that the beauty we are surrounded by is satisfying enough. I sure hope not. It is an insatiable quest for me. A brilliant quote states, “Wander often, wonder always.”
I concede that what I am suggesting is not a remedy for everyone. Make no mistake. By seeking adventure in the wild, one should not be attempting to conquer the mountains, but themselves. It is well known that the best view comes into focus after summiting from the hardest climb. By investing the time and effort it takes to go to a primal location, you will be rewarded, if nothing else, by the distractions afforded by the journey getting there. Even if it is for just a short time, let your mind be free and let your spirit fly.
If you are emotionally down and in need of a pick-me-up, please take it upon yourself to venture into primitivity. This may provide the relief for which you are searching.