If you really do not know what you want in life, then maybe it’s time to take a break from you life entirely. When you are trapped in your day-to-day, it is often difficult or even impossible to achieve the clarity necessary to discover your purpose in life, let alone find the right experiences that might lead to that discovery.
In some Native American cultures, a vision quest was a ritualized rite of passage. It was usually undertaken in the early teenage years and involved a solitary trip into the wilderness usually lasting a few days. The purpose was to become clear of all the distractions of society, and open the mind to receive a vision which would guide the seeker toward their true purpose.
Now, if a trip into the woods on your own appeals to you, then maybe you can stop reading right now. Grab some matches and a sleeping bag and start questing.
On the other hand if your outdoor survival skills leave something to be desired, read on.
In the modern world, a vision quest can take many forms. If organized group activities are your thing, you might choose to visit a retreat. One such place is Hollyhock on Cortes Island, British Columbia. Hollyhock offers seminars on the spiritual and the practical, at an idyllic island resort.