Going on pilgrimage

My sister Deb and I on the Camino Sanabres

Going on pilgrimage is a journey of trust, discovery, and frequently, serendipity. “The Camino provides” is an oft-quoted adage. The difficulties of the road teach pilgrims to trust. Experienced pilgrims trust that accommodation will be found, that opportunities for meeting just the right person will arise, that fatigue or blisters will be an excuse for experiences more interesting and satisfying than reaching the destination set that morning. They are open internally as well as externally to whatever arises and know that whatever happens is what was needed and right in that moment. They are open to mystery and alert for the gifts that each day brings.
When I return home from pilgrimage I bring a feeling of deep peace. The anxiety and staleness that I left home with has been quelled by weeks of solitude and the daily rhythm of walking. I feel centred and alive, and I am more engaged with the people I meet each day at work and at home. A sense of trust that all will be well sustains me. I more readily see the sacred in people and places, and am alert to moments of delight and connection.

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