So I’m back from backpacking. Let me tell you, it was something.
At first the girls had a really hard time. I don’t think they really knew what they had gotten themselves into until we had gone up and over a mountain for six miles, 35 pounds heavier, breaking down physically and mentally, and one of the girls started speaking in tongues.
(Which as it turns out was just a clever ruse to get us to take her out of the woods. As if a helicopter would magically appear and pick her up and fly her home.)
Needless to say, things got much better. I’ll post photos later.
Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.