I recently spent 72 hours in the woods for a ‘vision quest’. No distractions, no food. Just me, my thoughts and nature. 🌳
Participants bring clothes, a mat, a sleeping bag, a tarp, and some water - but not much else. No phone, watch, books or pen & paper. Since you don’t get any outside stimulus, you’re mostly left with yourself, your thoughts and your surroundings. You lose your sense of time, and you’ll have a vast amount of time to think and reflect.
It was quite a mental journey, a struggle that resulted in lots of insights. It was both difficult and pleasant. Boring and enjoyable. Tedious and magical. I feel empty and full. I wrote about how I experienced my previous quest in my article about my sabbatical