drawn from Chris Larsonís notes of his pilgrimage on El Camino de Santiago
I walked my Camino
in gratitude, for gratitude.
A few years back
I lost this sense of personal gratitude. Donít know where. Somewhere along
The Camino is an
ancient route, 80% loosely packed gravel and dirt lanes. Some not so well
marked. 15,000 walked this path last summer. I started alone. You walk
to think. You walk to pray. You walk to see things clearly.
Iíve never done anything
so beautifully simple. Exhausting myself physically creates an attitude
of deep receptivity. To others. To nature. To God.
I walked as a pilgrim.
Itís the tourist who demands, the pilgrim thanks. The pilgrim is grateful,
engaged and present in each moment. I knew my destination and used my map,
yet stayed open to inspiration and the surprise of detours.
This is how I want
to live my life and lead others Ė as a pilgrim engaged in a purpose bigger
Why are you walking