“It’s good to have holy places in the world, and it is good for us to go on pilgrimages. Ultimately, it is not the place that is important: it is what you feel that is lasting. To visit a place is minor; to change yourself is greater….It’s better to be a pilgrim than a tourist. Go with a humble attitude, and let your heart be moved by what you experience.” ~Deng Ming-Dao
I think that this applies not only to sacred sites, but to everyday life: be a pilgrim, not a tourist.