A Contemplative Camino

Morning contemplation on Via Podiensis

“What matters most on your journey is how deeply you see, how attentively you hear, how richly the encounters are felt in your heart and soul.”

Phil Cousineau

I invite you to join me on my Caminos wherever you are and whatever your situation. You don’t have to leave home to go on pilgrimage. This blog muses on the four journeys I took through Spain and France and accompanies my book A Contemplative Camino: Four Ways to Stillness, Silence and Solitude. While the blog draws from the book it is in an ongoing dialogue between my life on the Camino and my life at home.

Pilgrims go on a journey, leaving what is known behind in a search for meaning. Pilgrims humble themselves to the Way trusting that they will find the meaning of their call away from home and their normal routine, in new places, ideas and encounters with others. They venture as vulnerable strangers into foreign lands laying themselves open to challenges, physical, mental and spiritual. These challenges are what expand and transform them.

A Contemplative Camino – the book – is available now on Amazon. Read why and how I set out on my first Camino, then went back three more times! (and am planning a fifth, when COVID-19 allows)

3 thoughts on “A Contemplative Camino

  1. It appears that you’re thinking about the Primitivo in 2023. So am I, though in September of that year.

    I’ve appreciated your thoughts and musings, having just read your book. But I confess to concern about your silence about your husband after that last phone call about selling the house. Being married myself, I worry for the health of marriages. :/


  2. Hi D, Yes – the Primitivo is on my list. I was going to walk this September but not sure at this stage. The house we sold on that Camino was one that we had been trying to sell for 20 years. We live in Canberra now and my husband is still with me, despite my wanderings!!!


    1. :).

      I am considering arriving in Oviedo with a day for when the Sudarium is displayed at the Cathedral. But I’ve never walked alone and with full pack before (just Sarria to Santiago with both husband and luggage transfers). So I’ll be practicing next year. Assuming that I get to go at all. 🙂

      Buen Camino


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