I’m reading Joyce Rupp’s book, Walk in a Relaxed Manner: Life Lessons from the Camino.  At the age of 60, she decided to do a pilgrimage and walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

This morning I’m with two things.  One is when she rearranges her pack, it becomes comfortable.  It’s important to know how we pack as well as what we pack. How do we carry what we need?

Second, she begins to question her memory when she can’t remember where she spent the last night, and names of cities she knows, but then, she realizes she’s in the present, in the now.  Of course, she doesn’t need to remember details of the past, or fling herself forward into worries of the future. She’s walking step by step, and pausing to rest along the way.  

The book brings me back to my trek in the mountains of Nepal.  The task is to walk and be one with the landscape, the beauty embracing us all.

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