How many times have we heard and said ourselves, “I’m so exhausted after my vacation, now I need another vacation to rest.” As funny as it sounds, this reveals the truth about how we misuse our precious free time. When you explore the word “vacation,” it exposes the hidden root “vacant,” where you empty yourself of commitments, everyday chores and responsibilities. You have long expanses of time to read a book, go for a leisurely walk, or swim in the ocean. What you now add to your new, unfilled container is up to you. But if your mind is vacant, you become like a stampeding wild horse, overeating, over-drinking, pursuing shallow entertainment that only exhausts you in the end, leaving you feeling hollow. None of it is fulfilling, but we keep repeating the cycle of feast and famine, dieting, over-exercising and then pursuing manic hedonic activities. If this is your idea of a vacation, there’s something wrong with your everyday lifestyle.