Jul 12, 2018
For some, it’s an art festival, for others, a networking event. For others, it's merely a time and place to get away from it all.
But for Maria Lambert Bridge, the 7-day annual middle-of-nowhere Burning Man event in the desert of Nevada, is all of that, but much more. It’s a time of renewal, a pilgrimage: something akin to coming home to sacred ground.
Bridge, a thirty-something consultant and occasional mindfulness instructor, here describes her experiences at Burning Man; her yearlong experiment aimed at embodying the ten underlying principles of Burning Man; and her thoughts on Generation Xers perspectives on spirituality. She also expands on what she learned during a month-long part of her yearly transformational journey: one in which she lived out the principle of radical inclusion.