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The Pilgrimage Experiment

“All truly great thoughts are conceived when walking.” – Friedrich Nietche

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” – John Muir

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The Pilgrimage Challenge

The Root Of The Pilgrimage Challenge

The pure and simple act of walking has an incredible ability to shine a light on the depths of our brain we haven’t paid much attention to. The parts of our brain where ideas happen, where stories unfold, where the past lingers into the present, and where the future can unfold. From sunrise to sunset, with one foot in front of the other as you move onward and upward and forward, what will you discover and find out?

Your Guidelines

  • Pick a start point, and walk – in any which direction – from sunrise to sunset. 
    • Your start point could be your front door, a trailhead, a dirt road, a sandy beach, a city block.
    • Your path can be anything from a circumference, to a straight line, to a zig zag.

The structure of your pilgrimage is yours to create.  Simply walk from sunrise to sunset and enjoy the process. See what you discovery.

Share Your Journey – Add To The Ripple Effect

From photos to videos to a blog post, share your journey with us. Let your friends see what you are doing and why, for you never know what seed you might plant in someone’s mind due to your own authentic actions. 

Post photos on instagram with the hashtags to make it simple for us to follow one another and connect. 

#M2LIVECZE #M2LIVEpilgrimage #TheMadOnes #pilgrimage #walkabout #visionquest #walking

Accompanied Reading

  • The Alchemist
  • The Art of the Pilgrimage
  • The Life of Pi
  • Siddhartha
  • There Are Other Rivers
  • The Pilgrimage

Conversations About The Pilgrimage

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About Lauren Rains

Hi my name is Lauren Rains. I write about the human experience. Through thick and thin, I’m dedicated to growth, adventure, integrity, and love. The Mad To Live is based on my pursuits, experiments, research, and lessons of challenge and triumph in all areas of life, including being entrepreneur, a writer, a philosopher, a traveler, a teacher, a student, a creative, a friend, a daughter, a sister, a significant other, a stranger and the list goes on. At the end of the day, I believe human beings are here for two reasons: 1.) to love one another with total acceptance, and 2.) to see what we’re made of as we create the possibilities for an abundant life for ourselves and for others. No more bullshit, let's just enjoy our lives. Share with me what you're getting into that matters to you. It could be stepping into entrepreneurial pursuits, embarking on a journey of the self, making a crazy life change, or even if you're totally stuck. I want to connect with, support, collaborate with, and learn from as many people as possible through this blog (that means you!) Click the *Share* link in the main menu and let's connect by filling out the form. "What you seek is seeking you."

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