Guess I struck a chord with yesterday’s post. It felt good to review, to get back to the basics of how we got here in the first place. And how we figure on continuing. Below are two comments, one from Henriette, who has been here for a while and the next from Curt who is relatively new to the scene.
“So well put, my friend, and so true, so true. I love that you “leave space in your schedule for others,” with a welcome for all. That is the way of the Camino, too. Leave room for the unexpected, and embrace it when it comes, even if it is not what you planned for that day. Be open to new possibilities, without an agenda. Miracles happen. You’ve got to be there to see them. That’s what we bring back from the Camino into our everyday life.
Living gracefully love,
What you wrote reminds me of the story that Tim Kreider, an author, tells about getting randomly stabbed in the back and in the throat. He almost died from the wounds. For the following year, the things that used to rattle him like work, traffic, challenging relationships, computer issues, etc. were not the big deals that they were in the past. After all, he was living in “bonus time.” He had survived a random attack, a near death experience. He was alive! He had perspective.
A year later though, he writes that the same everyday anxieties and frustrations he experienced began creeping back. He had re-entered the “busywork of living, the slog of everyday life.”
God give us grace to stay the course in our own personal Caminos, to not lose sight of a new and better way to see things as you say.
Thank you, Felipe, for writing.” Curt
And thank you to those two folks who took the time to comment on yesterday’s Felipé thoughts. Curt brought up the idea that we can slip back given half a chance. This ability we know all to well. The idea of keeping the flame going for ourselves and others is an important consideration, a vital consideration. This isn’t a hobby or entertainment, it is something much more. We will continue the talk in up coming days.
Catherine is coming in a few minutes. We are off to get some firewood from the stash at church. Late winter moves being made here. Our own and nature’s pantry starts to look bare in February and March.
miss you loves, Felipé.