The Wilderness is a Soul Mirror, Revealing the True Legacy We Leave

soul-mirror to the legacy we leaveDo you ever wonder what the true legacy we leave will be? Here is an entry from Lewis and Clark’s Journal. It is the reflection of a well-worn wilderness traveler who spent more days in the wilderness than not. It is a reminder of how wilderness is a soul-mirror, revealing the truth about our selves and shows us what legacy we are really leaving… not the one we hope for or imagine, but the real truth about how we are spending our lives…

This day I completed my thirty first year, and conceived that I had in all human probability now existed about half the period which I am to remain in this Sublunary world. I reflected that I had as yet done but little, very little indeed, to further the happiness of the human race, or to advance the information of the succeeding generation. I viewed with regret the many hours I have spent in indolence, and now soarly feel the want of that information which those hours would have given me had they been judiciously expended.