The 8th of April 2014, I began a journey that was going to be more than 800 kilometers long.
A historic pilgrimage and voyage across the Northern Spain and on a path that has been walked by millions for thousands of years.
The main tip I can provide for this journey is that you know the motivation for why you choose to begin such a long walk, but the unknown is and will always be the outcome of what you get out of it. The mix and interconnectedness of all that happens on this trip is so difficult to comprehend and must be one of the bigger metaphors for life I have ever encountered.
Walking is an interesting phenomna, one that can seem rather borring because it is just walking after all. But... something happens after a long while when you get into a rhythm. You begin to see that not only are you moving by putting one foot in front of the other all the time, you body is moving and while that happens, your mind is being moved as well as it all comes together to move your being because it all moves together... you cant think in the same way as when you are sitting down... the way you think and the way you see life is different it is more in flow and makes for change especially when you have a long journey like this one that lasted 42 days in total.
There is so much beauty to see on the journey towards Santiago and the beauty is in the landscape but also in yourself as you discover and change. It has been proven, that usually it takes between 26-40 days to change a habit significantly. I believe the reason why that this trip is so special and almost feels like magic when you take into account all the people, places and experiences you take in, because it lasts a long time. Long enough to naturally change something inside of yourself because of the combination between the length as well as all the movement that happens with your being.
There are millions of words that could be written and probably have been about all of this and this is just some of them.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.