Give your mind a break!

Remember what Byron said of lonely places in Childe Harold?

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the Universe, and feel
What I can ne’er express, yet cannot all conceal.
-Lord Byron

Here is what the Dhammapada says:

Delightful are the forests, where the folk find no delight. The men without passions take delight in them. They are not seekers of pleasures.
-Dhammapada

The folk referred to here are the common people. Men without passions are those who have gone into the forest for contemplative purposes, I guess.

Forests not only clear the air; they also clear the mind.

When was the last time you were in a forest? Or just under large trees looking up? Give your mind a break. Visit a forest or at least a public park.

I wish you peace of mind!

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