Just Keep Walking

by johnandterri

20140917-Just keep walkingOne of the ways that Terri and I dealt with the enormous challenge of walking 500 miles was to not focus on how far away we were from the end of our walk. This was really helpful especially in the first week or two of walking. We never really focused on how many more miles of the walk we had left to go till we got within the last 100 miles or so. This little trick really helped. We only allowed ourselves to focus on the day ahead. We just kept our head down and kept walking.

I have been thinking about this a lot recently as we endure week after week of staying in our homes and not venturing out except for essential activity. It is truly unprecedented times we are living through right now. We are on a very long walk together in social isolation. The end of it seems so far away it is hard to imagine we might have to go to early summer till we get relief.

So, my advice to you all is to “just keep walking” and do not think about how far we have to go yet. Focus on the now. Just what we have this day in front of you. The Camino slowed us down quite a bit and we just focused on the beauty all around us each day.

I pray your and your family are safe and well and let us all keep focused on our day ahead and look for the beauty all around us.

Blessings and Beauty to you all,

John

Photograph of the Week

See The Inner Beauty

To see the beauty around us we must slow down and really look at all of creation and the inner beauty of those around us. A humble heart is also a great place to start as well.

This creative image is a composite of two images I took one from this year during our stay in near Santa Cruz, California and the other during a hike to Fremont Lookout in Mt Rainier National Park.