You’re probably familiar with Outward Bound, the wilderness leadership program that helps young people and adults gain self-awareness and confidence while appreciating nature in a new way. The first course in the U.S. was run in 1961 for the Peace Corps, an organization that Outward Bound helped to shape.
At a time when external travel is restricted, we have to think in new ways. What if today’s new peace-seeking journey is an inward one that helps us to feel unbound by all of our self-imposed restrictions and scripts? Maybe we could appreciate our own human nature in a newfound way.
Of course, inner travel is not for the faint of heart. It’s a liminal place that requires we occasionally wander into a bad neighborhood where we may get jumped by long-incarcerated memories. Of course, if you’re wise, you’ll take a guide. Fortunately, we have a couple of inner travel agents on our MEA team who know how to expertly guide you down the river of your consciousness. Better yet, they’re offering two new services on our MEA Facebook group. And it’s free!
- Our mindfulness teacher Teddi Dean is offering a live guided meditation each Wednesday and Sunday at 5 pm Baja time (which is PT until April 5 when it goes to MT).
- Our uncommon shaman Saul Kup (Kuperstein) offers video experiences in nature on this same Facebook group.
Whether you’re an MEA alum or not, you’re welcome to take advantage of these two exceptional inner travel agents. And, if this kind of inner travel intrigues you, you might also check out travel writer Pico Iyer’s book, “The Art of Stillness.” Let’s prove 17th century French mathematician Blaise Pascal wrong as he suggested, “The only explanation for man’s unhappiness is that he can not keep quietly in his room.” You can do it with guides like Teddi, Saul, and Pico.