As we walk through the wilderness we remain mindful of the here and now. We cultivate closer contact with our environment; both internal and external. We say, "Now I am seeing a flower," or "At this moment I smell the musk of the deer."
Our goal is to be fully present, to experience the phenomenology of our senses and our emotions. We engage existentially in responsibility and willful choice. Memory (past) and fantasy (future) are forgotten. Contacting our environment serves as an opening for growth and change.