All of us walk the Camino for lots of different reasons. When you walk steadily day after day, you establish a rhythm and a routine. This routine becomes your comfort on the Camino. All you have to do is walk. Each day, each walk gives you new experiences and beautiful memories. This can be healing to your mind and heart. While you walk the Camino you are living in the moment, something to remember and something to take home with you. This living in the moment is the beginning of healing our mind and heart and truly walking with Our Lord.
"By coordinating your breathing with your steps, you establish yourself fully in the present moment, and your senses become empowered with the energy of mindfulness ... Life has not been easy for many of us, and oftentimes our hearts have been torn and broken. But as we learn to walk mindfully, coming home to the Earth with each step, we mend our broken hearts. Every step you take in this spirit becomes a healing stitch that mends the places in you that are wounded." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Your fellow pilgrim, Mary Maddox