"Follow the arrows. In ordinary life, the energy of each new morning is depleted by the thousand decisions that follow:

What’s for breakfast?

Should I endure another moment of this job?

Have I slept with enough people? Too many?? 

Am I wasting my youth?

On pilgrimage you make two decisions: When to stop. And when to start again.” 

Tips for a pilgrimage from the always insightful Gideon Lewis Kraus. 

I had chosen Uman as the last in a trio of pilgrimages I had undertaken for a book about purpose and restlessness. As it happens, my father is a rabbi, but I’d asked him along not for the religious fit — he is, after all, a Reform rabbi, not a Hasid — but because the journey seemed like an apt occasion to get some clarity on his story, and some personal purchase on the topic I was trying to write about. To my surprise, he’d agreed to come…

We sat on our bags and waited for our Aeroflot flight toKievviaMoscow.Moscowis not technically en route toKievfrom pretty much anywhere but the North Pole, but my dad was a Russian major in college and said he’d always wanted to fly Aeroflot, so here we were.

Gideon Lewis-Kraus shares stories of pilgrimage in the latest issue of T Magazine. His book A SENSE OF DIRECTION: A Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful will be published in May. 
To pre-order: 
Amazon/Kindle
B&N / Nook
Indiebound

I had chosen Uman as the last in a trio of pilgrimages I had undertaken for a book about purpose and restlessness. As it happens, my father is a rabbi, but I’d asked him along not for the religious fit — he is, after all, a Reform rabbi, not a Hasid — but because the journey seemed like an apt occasion to get some clarity on his story, and some personal purchase on the topic I was trying to write about. To my surprise, he’d agreed to come…

We sat on our bags and waited for our Aeroflot flight toKievviaMoscow.Moscowis not technically en route toKievfrom pretty much anywhere but the North Pole, but my dad was a Russian major in college and said he’d always wanted to fly Aeroflot, so here we were.

Gideon Lewis-Kraus shares stories of pilgrimage in the latest issue of T MagazineHis book A SENSE OF DIRECTION: A Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful will be published in May. 

To pre-order: 

Amazon/Kindle

B&N / Nook

Indiebound