There is no shortage of books about the pilgrims’ path to Santiago de Compostela. From travel guide to personal memoir, spiritual exploration to historical documentation, there is something for every armchair pilgrim who wishes to travel The Camino by way of words. This week’s book chronicles the journey of an Australian filmmaker who relies on…
Exploring Assisi – The Unintentional Pilgrimage (Part 3)
First off, you should know that the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi is pretty large. The basilica consists of two main levels – upper and lower – plus crypts underneath the main structure, as well as the requisite bell tower and related private rooms above the upper level. I spent about three hours exploring…
Conversation Can Be Overrated
One of the things I’m going to enjoy most about The Camino is the chance to not have to talk that much. Don’t get me wrong, I love people, and I enjoy exchanging ideas with folks I meet. However, I’m also an introvert, and too much social interaction is emotionally and physically draining for me….
Various Negative Reactions To My Decision To Walk To Santiago De Compostela
With my excitement, it was easy to forget that other people might not have the same amount of faith in my proposed journey as I have. That’s one of the reasons I needed to start this blog – the real life reactions were beginning to get disheartening. Since coming to terms with the fact that…
Monthly Peace Challenge: Neuroscience For Peace
This post is in answer to January’s Monthly Peace Challenge, over at Everyday Gurus. I’m coming in a little late with this one, but hey, better late than never, right? This month, participating Bloggers for Peace were challenged to explore (and express) the one thought that they would be focusing on to bring more peace….