When we begin our journey within, so do we rediscover the part of our self that carries great wisdom. I’d like to call this the wise self, but you might as well substitute that for the future self, higher self, inner guide, intuition, or God even.
The inner pilgrimage. I often speak about this idea or notion, but what does it actually mean? Today’s article is an attempt to demystify the notion of the pilgrimage within, and turn it into a practical, usable concept for our everyday lives.
There is one things for sure, no pilgrimage is without obstacles. Whether small or large, at a certain stage we will encounter some form of difficulty. Yet, it is the way we deal with these hardships that makes all the difference for the rest of our journey.
If we open ourselves up to it, a simple walk in nature can provide us with many teachings to create a more meaningful life. As we’re moving through the seasons, we can discover that the natural world around us does certain things that we can apply to our own lives.
Wayfaring to Santiago taught me that every day can be infused with meaning and adventure, as it’s yet another day of our pilgrimage called life. Since I returned, I’ve been exploring the concept of everyday life as a pilgrimage.