As I have mentioned in a previous blog posting, the entire Camino we walked was extremely well marked. The main symbol or sign used to show the right path forward was the “Camino Yellow Arrow”. It was very comforting to see those “little yellow arrows” to assure ourselves we were still on the right path. At one point though, we missed a critical “yellow arrow” and ended up walking for 10 minutes in the wrong direction before we recognized we needed to turn around and backtrack untill we found the “yellow arrows” again.
We all need some help with keeping on the “right path” as we journey through this life. Sometimes I get help from family or friends when they give me encouragement that I am doing the right thing (e.g. those that have told me how important and helpful this blog has been for them). Other times I find I am not on the “right path” and I need to turn around and go back. These are often the harder conversations when those close to us give us that timely and critical advice that we are “going the wrong way”. These are the times I must slow down and really pay attention and listen. I often will need to “swallow my pride” and admit I was going the “wrong way”. It is not always an easy thing to do to admit you are wrong and turn around and go back but it is always the right thing to do.