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The Camino and other walks of life

Camino, Santiago, French, Walk, LifeMany 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

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Successful people do not float to success

Ritual, Rugby, England, Jonny Wilkinson, KickingI 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

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Post-elections

Vote, Warning, What is next,Well the elections have come and gone and in my mind not very much has changed. All the provinces are still governed by the same parties as before and the same president is still president, but it will cost us R150m to get him inaugurated into the same position he currently holds.

The value of money

Someone once said that it seems politicians do not know the value of money and many do not quite understand the difference between a million and a billion.
He explained that if you spend ... continue reading

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Rising from the ashes

fire,Notre Dame, churchThe past week we heard that the Notre Dame in Paris, France, one of the world’s most popular attractions, burned down. What an incredible building that stood the test of time for almost 700 years since completion.

I wonder how many modern day buildings would still be here 700 years from now.

Work on the Notre Dame started in 1163 and was only completed 182 years later in 1345. This means that the architect or whoever designed it never even saw the end result of his design and a couple ... continue reading

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Passion – Being in the Zone

Love, Work, “Often people are very good at things they do not really care for,” says Sir Ken Robinson, a professor in Education, in his Ted Talk Bring on the Learning Revolution. But the things that will set you apart are the things that you are naturally good at combined with passion.

Robinson’s book The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything has been translated into 23 languages and has sold over a million copies worldwide.

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“It’s about passion”, says Robinson, “and what excites our spirit and our energy. ... continue reading

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2 Sam 12:25 “So he called his name Jedidiah because of the Lord.”

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