Camino – Day 38
The Camino continues to offer gifts. Today I had a lovely walk, mostly in the woods, sometimes next to small a small stream. It was peaceful and quiet, often just me alone with the birds and the assorted early morning sounds. The air was cool and soft.
I spent the morning experimenting with my pace. For most of my life I have walked at a relatively fast pace. It just seemed like the speed at which I naturally move. But today I slowed down. At times it was barely a stroll. The landscape today was rolling hills, with lots of up and down. And on the uphill sections each step was distinct and intensional. It was so relaxing. I had time to notice and appreciate so much more of the world through which I was moving. It seems that after 5+ weeks of traveling at no more than 5km per hour (and often slower than that) my body (and my brain) has begun to adjust. I had an interesting awareness of this at one point. While walking down a slope several bicyclists came zipping by, and I found the speed at which they were moving to be almost jarring.
Today has been a good day and I find that my energy (and my spirit )have revived. And yet, at the same time, I am still very much at peace with my decision to end my Camino experience early. In fact, I believe that decision has contributed to the revival of my energy level. I quite like this whole “listening to my body and my heart” thing. I think I’ll try to keep doing that. 😊
For now I will simply offer the wish that I have been offering for the last 37 days, because it continues to be what I would like to see for all my friends – Buen Camino!
Here is a link to today’s photos – https://photos.app.goo.gl/VVCh15zaWH5hJUUt5