To go inside, you go outside because you need to know yourself in context. -Ruth Kirk
I'm watching Ken Burn's National Parks: America's Best Idea and that's where I got this quote. How else can we get to know ourselves unless we know what is around us? We are not autonomous creatures. We are individuals who on a daily basis-- for better or for worse-- affect, impact and influence people around us.
Go outside. It doesn't mean that you have to go to Alaska, Yellowstone or Pisgah. It just means you have to go beyond yourself. Safe travels; I pray that they are challenging and adventurous.