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Pick Up a Backpack and Go for a Hike

– Is there any point in organizing hikes and trips of various difficulty levels, such as a bicycle trip, a hike on foot, or a trip on a rowboat? These can all be used as challenges that allow unification to be expressed in action rather than verbally.

– Yes, of course. In these conditions we want to show them expressions of mutual help and interaction. We can also take girls along, in which case instincts and drives are bound to surface and all sorts of relationships will emerge, which won’t be viewed above egoism, but inside of it. But they have to become convinced themselves of how much they are in control of themselves and how much they are not, in order to create a common male assistance to the women’s group so they would express themselves as men. This is useful.

– From what age should these hikes and trips be arranged?

– Starting with age 11 or 12, no earlier. And starting with age 13 or 14, the trips could be done in mixed groups.

– Is it best to be in one place or to travel to a new place every two or three days?

– We can change places many times. But if we conduct great, intensive inner work, then they won’t really notice the change of setting because the setting will be felt more internally—how they are closer together or farther away from one another. They will be focused more on their feelings and relationships.

Changing one field for another, or a wooden cabin for a tent, will be noticed less, like external, irrelevant conditions. If there is an opportunity to be by the ocean or a river, then in a forest, and then in the mountains or a desert, then there is a great difference between these places. And it will affect their interactions as well. But if it’s just a change of place, that won’t matter.

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