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Some words on putting one foot in front of the other

Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
#1
I read these lines just now, and offer them just in case they might be an inspiration for anyone feeling the pain of putting one foot in front of the other....
“Joy is there when we put ourselves fully into something. Small children, when they laugh, are all laughter; when they cry they are all sadness. But a little later we learn to drag ourselves along: half-way into things and no more: half in and half out, hovering like ghosts. If we walked like that we would resemble someone a hundred years old. When we walk freely we put all our weight on the forward foot; we entrust ourselves to the future and we leave the past behind. “
Buen Camino.
 

natefaith

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Camino(s) past & future
Sarria-Santiago (2009)
León-Ponferrada (2014)
Camino Inglés (2017)
#3
Thanks for sharing this great quote, @kirkie . It reminds me of some concepts of the Enneagram, something we heard about a couple years ago and have been diving into more deeply recently - leaving behind the defenses we learned as children, and moving more authentically into the future. Good stuff!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2017)
#4
I read these lines just now, and offer them just in case they might be an inspiration for anyone feeling the pain of putting one foot in front of the other....
“Joy is there when we put ourselves fully into something. Small children, when they laugh, are all laughter; when they cry they are all sadness. But a little later we learn to drag ourselves along: half-way into things and no more: half in and half out, hovering like ghosts. If we walked like that we would resemble someone a hundred years old. When we walk freely we put all our weight on the forward foot; we entrust ourselves to the future and we leave the past behind. “
Buen Camino.
Today this is just what I needed to hear. Thanks for providing me (us) with these words.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
#6
I would like to add that if anybody wants the source of the quote, you can pm me. It comes from a daily reflection I use, but it is not for the forum, as it is religious in nature. I just extracted that section today as I thought it was so apt, and am glad it has been useful.
 

Roberto Mitelpunkt

El peregrino judeo.
Camino(s) past & future
Aragones, Invierno
#7
I read these lines just now, and offer them just in case they might be an inspiration for anyone feeling the pain of putting one foot in front of the other....
“Joy is there when we put ourselves fully into something. Small children, when they laugh, are all laughter; when they cry they are all sadness. But a little later we learn to drag ourselves along: half-way into things and no more: half in and half out, hovering like ghosts. If we walked like that we would resemble someone a hundred years old. When we walk freely we put all our weight on the forward foot; we entrust ourselves to the future and we leave the past behind. “
Buen Camino.
Last year before I went for my camino de Invierno I
I read these lines just now, and offer them just in case they might be an inspiration for anyone feeling the pain of putting one foot in front of the other....
“Joy is there when we put ourselves fully into something. Small children, when they laugh, are all laughter; when they cry they are all sadness. But a little later we learn to drag ourselves along: half-way into things and no more: half in and half out, hovering like ghosts. If we walked like that we would resemble someone a hundred years old. When we walk freely we put all our weight on the forward foot; we entrust ourselves to the future and we leave the past behind. “
Buen Camino.
I realized that when walking(or dancing) I unfold the wings folded in my backpack and I fly.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Plan to walk with my husband June 2018
#8
I do appreciate all of your words and thoughts!! My husband and I just walked 13 miles yesterday and it was the most we have ever walked at one time. It was hard but talking together and listening to positive inspiring music helped a lot. We leave May 24th for the Camino and are excitedly scared and thrilled and overjoyed all at the same time.
 

Johan van der Hoven

Johan - South Africa
Camino(s) past & future
2016
#9
I do appreciate all of your words and thoughts!! My husband and I just walked 13 miles yesterday and it was the most we have ever walked at one time. It was hard but talking together and listening to positive inspiring music helped a lot. We leave May 24th for the Camino and are excitedly scared and thrilled and overjoyed all at the same time.
Buen Camino - I start my walk on the 27th
 

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