GetWiLD is partly about what Bréne Brown is describing in her book ”Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone”. Her core insights emanate from a quote from Maya Angelou that says ”You are only free when you realize you belong no place – you belong to every place – no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great”. It’s about free yourself by connecting with your true, authentic nature. The best place for that work is in Nature. Ancient wisdom traditions from all over the world have their own way to describe that but what advise they have in common is, spending solitude in nature.
Real wild places allow you to sit quietly with few distractions, away from advertising, entertainment, and the rest of the modern mind-flood. I recommend going to a wild place for a week or two for a Nature Quest, solo and without bringing along anything, not even a book or a journal. Just be open and be present for everything. Smell, hear, sense, taste and see the life going on. For people just beginning to do retreats of any kind, the mind is in a state of turmoil for a while. But if you stick with it, you quiet down, and “something” begins to settle. …A retreat doesn’t have to be formal. It’s doesn’t have to be “Zen” or in the most severe wilderness. Isolation, solitude, and silence can all come together to allow for contemplation of the here and now….Inspiration, signed Jack Turner.
If you get inspired, come and do a Nature Quest (link) in Sami country.
Göran Gennvi has been a guide and a requested expert in Transformative Development, both on a personal and organizational level for more than three decades. Göran’s trademark is “Circles of Trust and Quests for Wholeness”.