When all you do is walk all day long and all you plan to do is walking some more tomorrow it is easy for the mind to wander off. When you walk Camino de Santiago you quickly fall into this pattern. You don’t need much time to plan your day and activities, so you have your mind free from all daily worries. And then comes the question: “What should you use your mind for?”.
It is interesting how one road such as Camino de Santiago (even if it is so long) can bring up so many different emotions and thoughts in the same person. Lets take for example the fields near Leon. They themselves can affect you in so many ways in only one day.
The fields near Leon are as endless as they are beautiful
When you start walking through them at first you admire them. After a while though, since the scenery is not changing very fast, you start wondering if you are ever going to pass them by.When this depression eases off you just start thinking about some random stuff, pretty much everything that comes to your mind sounds like a good idea. I bet Camino de Santiago is the biggest generator for start-up ideas.
Climbing up on Camino de Santiago
Not all thoughts are happy thoughts, though. Sometimes your mind generates dark and scary thought and plans. This moments often appear when you are climbing up and you are very tired. It feels like you are never going to reach your destination and the mountain is getting bigger and bigger after every turn.
Going down on Camino de Santiago
The opposite is true when you are going down. Statistically speaking, that’s when you have the most brilliant ideas. It is proved! We will see what will happen with our idea for donkey carrying luggage on the Camino, but I bet it will be very successful!
Surprisingly, the difficult areas from the Camino, such as too muddy or walking on unstable rocks or “swimming” through some newly made rivers, are actually quite fun. They somehow bring you back to the here and now and feel a lot like adventure. Even better is when you are past them when you feel like a real action hero.
Camino blows your mind away
Sometimes, however, you cannot think about anything. The road is so beautiful and it feels so unreal that your mind just turns off. Then it is not about business plans, fantasies or stories. It is just about you on the road, going forward.
Here’s how we experience Camino 2016 in a less-than-7-minutes video. Enjoy!
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