Of course, having read "Surfacing" would have been even better, but this review urges you, compels you to do just that.
Its message has been heard before, told by Thoreau, Emerson, Greek philosophers and Indian American shamans: there is more than meet the eye, and only communing with Nature will bring us back to our true nature. Silence speaks volumes to the eager soul ready to change its human life. Strength is found in every day details proving us what we are made of.
The quest of "Surfacing" happens in the wilderness of Canada and its ruthless cold, it could have happened on an island, in the desert, anywhere removed from shopping malls, Starbucks and civilization. The Journey within is worth the read...we then become self-fulfilling, self-made, self-reliant.