The Heart and Mind of Pilgrimage
We are weeks away from physically starting our pilgrimage in England. However, the pilgrimage has begun. We are already shedding some old ways of being because we have committed to step on those ancient trails.
Even though these old ways of thinking and acting have clearly exhausted their value, it’s surprising to notice our curious attachment to keeping them. On the other side of these attachments, fresh new life is emerging.
There are seeds of newness in all of us, just itching to bloom and grow themselves into the necessary aliveness we need to feel a sense of thriving. There is a great joy in thriving that’s very different from plain old fashioned good habits that can keep us locked into ways of being that cramp our lives.
All of us can commit to the heart and mind of pilgrimage in the midst of our everyday lives. It all depends on allowing the seeds of truth, of change, of greater knowing within us blooming and pushing away the embedded old habits our lives can become as they grow
What would it be like to go to the grocery store as a pilgrim?
— as one who is open to a journey where the sacred is revealed in surprising ways.
There is a longing deep within each of us that wants to walk away from what shrinks us into the sacred air of what grows us and gives us joy.
We are discovering that the commitment to a pilgrimage is what initiates surprising sweet revelations and allows for the casting away of the old comforts that insulate us from the rich Life we really are.
What part of your life today might you approach as a pilgrim?
We’d love hear your answer. Please share your response below.
Love David and Susan