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Historical Literature quote Spirituality

Quote: Henry David Thoreau

“I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits unless I
spend four hours a day at least — and it is commonly more
than that — sauntering through the woods and over the hills
and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements. […]
the walking of which I speak has nothing in it akin to taking
exercise, as it is called, as the sick take medicine at stated
hours”

— Henry David Thoreau, “Walking, and the Wild”.
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Contemporary Historical Philosophy

Hemingway, Thoreau, Jefferson and the Virtues of a Good Long Walk

Like all walking related writing, age does not weary the content. In fact, it is fascinating to read how are forefathers wrote about walking pre the industrial revolution. This essay by Arianna Huffington Founder, The Huffington Post, from 2013, is a thoughtful take on our mission.