Tag Archives: Camino

The Camino and coronavirus quarantine: Not unsimilar

I left my windows open last nightand was struck that cool Camino air had crawled into my living room as I slept:Yes, you are on a journey, you whisperwithout leaving your houseyou will hike up hills and mountainsyou will be … Continue reading

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In the wilderness, stay alert

In the wilderness, stay alert clues do not come as thought rules are not what you expect © Meisaan Chan

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From deep prayer

the yellow arrow appears* © Meisaan Chan *On the Camino de Santiago, informal and sporadic yellow arrows mark the path. It takes time and effort to learn how to look for them, how to train your eyes. The yellow arrows … Continue reading

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The companion, II

“Please, let me be with you,” I say. “The path includes suffering,” God says. “Then let me suffer with you,” I say. “The path includes loss,” God says. “Then let me be empty with you,” I say. “The path includes … Continue reading

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I want to go home

I want to go home winding road mocks me not headed in right direction © Meisaan Chan

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The beginning

Adventures can begin with an explosion but sometimes the first unrecognized steps can begin in silence © Meisaan Chan

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The destination determines the path

The destination determines the path so choose your end goal wisely: it is tragic to sweat and toil on the winding path for something you do not want © Meisaan Chan

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The road trip

Check your signs frequently make sure you’re still on the path © Meisaan Chan

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How you need to look

Steep mountain trail curls through the forest in an unrelenting ribbon of rock and clay; I go forward, slowly, muscles burning on the climb; when I remember to look up, I see the also unrelenting beauty but some times demand … Continue reading

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A tip for the journey

It is tempting to rely on your hiking poles upon the arduous ascent but remember that your legs and glutes are stronger: that the most obvious is not always the most efficient © Meisaan Chan

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