Tips

Tips

Pilgrimage is also an exciting adventure and the temptation is great to try to "control" that.

Tips

From all over the world, people set off on a journey to Santiago de Compostela. The preparation for the journey will be different for everyone. It strongly depends on your experience and condition, on the period in which you want to walk, etc..

But there is something else. Many people deliberately choose to step out of ordinary life, to take the time to discover (again) what really matters. So it is also an exciting adventure and the temptation might be great to try to "control" that:

  • with heavy backpacks, stuffed with certainties,
  • with luggage transport and taxis to get around difficult obstacles,
  • with many calls, SMS and emails, to not let go of the familiar,
  • with planning everything, to not give in to the unknown,
  • with endless surfing of the internet before the journey, searching for solutions to problems which in practice often will not occur.

Of course there can be very good reasons to use such tools. What is a great challenge for one is a piece of cake for another.  
But the challenge to each of us is clear: to really rise to the adventure, to try to see the obstacles on your road as opportunities to develop yourself. And know you will get help. Trust it and ... trust yourself!
 
So maybe it’s best when you rise to the adventure as openly as possible, now leaving our opinions for what they are, switching off your computer, and just taking the road ....

On the road