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Many people annually walk the Camino de Santiago which ends at the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of Saint James are buried. Many follow different routes (some longer, some shorter) as a form of spiritual path or retreat.
The French Way
The French Way (Camino Francés) is the most popular (60% of pilgrims) of the routes of the Camino de Santiago which is also known as the ancient pilgrimage route.
It starts on the French side of the Pyrenees ... continue reading
Keeping up with the Joneses was until now never part of my ambition, perhaps just because I was never quite able to afford it. Many people though are continually comparing themselves to others and they always feel as if they have been dealt a bad hand to start with.
They are what Rob Parsons in The Heart of Success call “numbers people.”
People who are always calculating and comparing.
“They hate stopping for petrol. They would rather run out of fuel. Now why would they hate it so ... continue reading
I believe that most of our parents taught us to follow certain routines in life. Even as an adult you have a certain routine you follow from getting out of bed in the morning until you arrive at work. We also see sports people often following certain routines before kicking at the posts, before going down in the blocks for a 100m race, doing a pole vault or before a scuba dive.
Routines and habits
We also form certain habits that sometimes just make life more comfortable; like me loving ... continue reading
Why is it that whenever you mention the term middle age that people immediately respond with “Oh, the time when people experience a midlife crisis.” It is often associated with men trying to be young again and the cliché associations are that they will buy a motorbike, dye their hair or whatever may be associated with being a younger version of yourself.
Women usually experience more physical changes and often times hormonal fluctuations occur. Yet
midlife does not have to be a crisis.
A better term to describe it, is ... continue reading
People say that the two most important days of your life, is the day you are born and the day you figure out why.
The “why” deals with one’s purpose in life, i.e. having a sense of direction; for you to have something you feel led to accomplish during your lifetime. Simon Sinek reckons that when we have a clear sense of where we’re going, we are flexible in how we get there.
My understanding of Sinek’s comment is that following the right direction (purpose) is more important than ... continue reading