I’m sure more than once you’ve thought about doing the Way of St. James. Surely, you have many friends who have made the way and have repeated to you for active and passive: do it, you’ll love it! The truth is that it has crossed your mind to do it, but you don’t understand why there is so much collective euphoria about it. You probably think, “Sure, it’s fine, but I don’t think it’s that big of a deal.
If you are a skeptic, in this post we are going to show you why making the Way of St. James is cool. Be careful, you run the risk of getting caught up in the magic of the road, we’re starting!
The Way: pilgrimage feeling
That feeling or aura that floats in the air, the “good vibe” of the way. The way has a mystical aura of good vibes, which makes all the people who go on pilgrimage socially wonderful. You will soak up positive attitudes and meet lots of people.
On a more transcendental level, the fact of undertaking this journey considered by many: “of introspection”; will make you develop values and a much better way of life for your personal well-being. Along the way you will learn to value what is necessary, no more, no less.
The way: the solution to our daily mental whirlwind
If you’re one of my people, I’m sure you’re running around in the middle of the week with time on your hands. Between work, family, duties, errands… we barely make time for ourselves. It’s common to have our heads spinning about something we have to do.
Those who practice sports know that that hour a day of going for a run or to the gym is the daily escape valve, so imagine this being raised to the fifth position! In this adventure the proposal is clear: a week of absolute disconnection, walking in the middle of nature. Without a doubt, a mental liberation and an antidote to stress. In fact, many people take the road to Santiago to find the answer to something they are considering or to make an important decision. It is a very good experience to put ideas in order. And while you’re at it, take advantage and get in shape!
“Walker, there is no path, one makes a path by walking.” And by walking, we order our thoughts.
Our beloved nature
Ouch! And what to tell you about contact with nature. If you live in a city, you sure do miss it a lot. Imagine a week of waking up to the singing of birds, the meowing of a kitten or the waving of trees in the wind. Now that’s life, my friend!
Afterwards, being able to spend the whole day walking in nature and in small rural villages will certainly be a luxury for your senses. If you are a photography lover, you can already take a few memory cards with you, you will enjoy the landscapes!
From mystic to religious
And what kind of pilgrim are you going to be? There are many kinds of pilgrims, people motivated by various aspirations who set out on a journey. Here is the richness of the adventure, we assure you that you will learn a lot from all the people you meet. Blessed diversity!
“Love is in the air, nanananananaaa”
What if I told you that there are a lot of people who find the love of their life along the way? Maybe you’ll even fall in love, or else there’s bound to be some passing infatuation. You see, all the advantages are these, huh?
I could go on writing a million-word post about why I’m doing the road, but I think you get the idea of what’s cool, don’t you? Most probably, the Way of Saint James is one of those experiences that everybody should live at least once in their life. If you dare to do it with your furry friend, you will find all the information here.
So, you know, grab a backpack, find your way and, if you need to, find yourself. You might be surprised by what you find.
Good Pilgrim’s Way!