Rest is the fruit of the recognition that we are in need of nothing. Silence, stillness, and solitude have a way of revealing to us the things we have grabbed that we really never needed. The extra baggage just weighs us down and creates unnecessary conflict of an internal and external nature. Carrying the baggage is a hanging on to the things that are making us miserable and leaves us unable to see the things of immense value that we already have. It's an activity that robs from us the meaning and the joy and peace of this one short unrepeatable life....our own life and the lives of the beautiful people and other life forms that are all around us.