To get to know yourself, to know what your heart is really telling you, you need to become very still. Stillness and silence is hard to find within our daily busy lives, jobs, TV, social media, friends, sports, etc can give so much input that your mind is way too busy dealing with the daily routines. If you truly want to know what you want in life, what your heart is telling you, what your body telling you, to get your subconscious conscious, stillness and silence is needed and this can be found in nature. If you go into nature for two days already your mind is altered, you become more aware of yourself and or your mental processes.
In native American culture, the vision quest ritual is engaged when a young man enters adulthood. During this time, the young person prays and cries out to the spirits that they may have a vision, one that will help them find their purpose in life, their role in community, and how they may best serve the People.
This concept can be transformational in any stage of your life, and is a very useful tool to get to know more about yourself and where you should be going. Going on a nature quests, you do this without any real plan, meaning you go with an intention into nature, but without any expectations to be completely alone for one or two days and a whole night, or maybe even more. For a lot of people this sounds very scary, and for the mind and your whole being this can be, we are so used to all the input, constantly connecting with others that the fear of missing out has become a real disease.
Going on a vision quest alone can be done, but if you feel more comfortable with the notion of others keeping an eye on you on a distance, you can join an organisation that handles this with care, such as NatureQuest.nl