Alone

“I was going to flee!” Stepping out of the elegant forests I entered the cityscape of Burgos. As I slogged alone through miles of industrial suburbs in the heart of the late morning I was elaborating my plan in my mind.  I would get to the train station and book a...

Rebellion

  I seemed to be re-configuring myself all along the way.  Who was I in any given moment?  With a breath a fresh inspiration, with feet healing though patched, I immediately overreached myself on my humbled feet and walked some 20 miles to a town by a river...

Energies of the path

  There is no pilgrimage that does not go deep within the heart… “What was this shadow side of me – the   “wherever you go, there you are” aspect of myself that was coming up?  …Was I going to be beating up on myself and my cultural context all the way along this...

Finding your Rhythm

Walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain episode #4 Here I have to begin to look at the conflict/scratchy parts of myself to understand my Camino… Packed in with my 500 fellow pilgrims in Pamplona’s great seminary sharing a handful of showers and toilets made things a...
Passage

Passage

There has been a big gap since the last blog on the Camino…and I know why. To write the next couple of installments I have to look as something subtle within myself and I am reluctant.  Like the natural cycles of a personal relationship, a group or organization we...

To Walk the Land

  Even as I walked through mountains, villages, fields, suburbs, and giant cities I was on the path in the singular serenity of being and being seen as a pilgrim in contemplative mind while walking through life around me. I determined to feel the path as a whole....
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