Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
What a joy to present to you our new episode of Carpe Diem. This month we are on the Road to Santiago guided by Petrus and the novel "The Pilgrmage" by Paulo Coelho. Yesterday I told you that the Road to Santiago has to do with growth and today I hope to inspire you through the "thought behind that growth and how to accomplish it".
After Paulo has learned the "Seed Exercise" they (he and Petrus) are walking seven days. And every day again Paulo does the "Seed Exercise". After those days he finally has become one with the "Seed Exercise" and he does it on the "automatic pilot", the "Seed Exercise" has become part of him. His spiritual growth starts.
While Paulo and Petrus are on their way they talk with each other. Paulo asks Petrus why he has left all his own projects behind to be his guide on the Road to Santiago, in the quest for his sword. Than Petrus answers:
|Along the way to Santiago De Compostela|
‘At the same time, since all things are new, you see only the beauty in them, and you feel happy to be alive. That’s why a religious pilgrimage has always been one of the most objective ways of achieving insight. The word peccadillo, which means a “small sin,” comes from pecus, which means “defective foot,” a foot that is incapable of walking a road. The way to correct the peccadillo is always to walk forward, adapting oneself to new situations and receiving in return all of the thousands of blessings that life generously offers to those who seek them.
‘So why would you think that I might be worried about a half-dozen projects that I left behind in order to be here with you?’ (Source: The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho)