We all experience special moments on the Way which lead us deeper into ourselves
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I had heard about the Camino for many years and always knew that I would do it one day but had no specific plan to walk it at all. I went through a dark chapter of my life and got finally enlightened by the Way itself. In the beginning there were not even four weeks between my conscious decision to start and the real set off in Saint Jean. I just had no idea what was waiting for me. But I left. Without any expectations. I got high on the Pyrenees and literally ran over the mountains full of naive energy without any thoughts about my physics. On my second night I was sitting with the nuns in Zabaldika and got asked why I'm walking the Camino. I still hear my self saying: "I'm here to find answers to questions which I even don't know yet". And this was absolutely the true case. I couldn't imagine that walking could have a big impact on you or me, I just took it day by day and loved being outdoors. But soon I began to realize that the path itself is just a part of the experience, a way to digest all the experiences, the meetings with other pilgrims and the friendly 'buen camino' greeting Spanish people. Finally my body and mind got used to the exhaustion and I got addicted to walk. I enjoyed every step no matter how painful it was. Every foot bumping on the ground brought me closer to Santiago and to myself. I experienced so many unbelievable deep and clear, moving and heartfelt moments every day over and over again that I just can't point out one specific, there are too many. The whole Way was an amazing example for me what life has to offer. I went through so many downs and highs that it would last for a lifetime. I'm not afraid of death anymore, everything what comes after the Camino is pure luxury. I found the way to myself and to spirituality, the Way opened my heart and I am so extremely grateful that I got the chance and was able to finish my Camino de Santiago, de Finisterre y de Muxía. Muchas gracias por todos. Ultreya et Suseya, Johannes
Johannes C. Elze
Random Camino Quote
You have to be the change you wish to see in the world.Mahatma Gandhi