“What’s more valuable, living a rewarding life or rewarding yourself for the life you live?”

Recorded in the desert as men fasted in the wilderness on a rites of passage journey, Jeddy and Shawn hit home on the profound benefits possible when one chooses this path. Shawn has been fasting and guiding men for 24 years on vision fasts, enabling him to speak from a wealth of personal experience and deep perspective. Topics covered in the episode include the role of vision and service in rites of passage work, why these men are so passionate about making this their life’s purpose, and the importance of elders and mentors in lineage work.


  • [03:38] Why the old model of rites of passage fits into this new world.
  • [08:51] Does the life you are living match your vision?
  • [13:01] Why faith is an essential part of the incorporation journey.
  • [17:06] The importance of elders, uncles, and mentors in growth and maturation.
  • [24:40] Can you actually do anything you want?
  • [31:28] What do men bring back with them from this rites of passage experience?
  • [38:02] How to persevere and in your vision and mission.
  • [44:52] What does Jeddy do to re-enroll himself into his highest purpose?
  • [49:21] How Shawn grew and evolved from his first rites of passage experience in 1998.
  • [56:35] The flip from what the world can bring to you vs what you can do for the world.

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