What People Are Saying: "Where would you go for a retreat"?
Brian: Lounge chair-must come with a beach and a cooler
Elke-No plan-see what develops that day
Marty- A hike in a nearby state park or to the woods(the one with ferns)
In his book, The Art of Stillness-Adventures In Going Nowhere, author and speaker Pico Iyer comments:
"In an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still. You can go on vacation to Paris or Hawaii or New Orleans three months from now, and you'll have a tremendous time, I'm sure. But if you want to come back feeling new-alive and full of fresh hope and in love with the world-I think the place to visit may be Nowhere".
* Pico Iyer's 14-minute TED talk, available for free at www.ted.com is the companion to The Art of Stillness.
Related Talks On TED.com
Pico Iyer: Where Is Home?
Carl Honore: In praise of slowness
Matthieu Ricard: The Habits of Happiness
Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude. (words by Brother David Steindl-Rast)
If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't
look any further than my backyard. Because if it
isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with.
__Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz