Being A Pilgrim, Being A Human Being, same same, right?
Let’s first explore what a pilgrim and pilgrimage is.
A pilgrim (from the Latin peregrinus) is a traveler (literally one who has come from afar) who is on a journey to a holy place. Typically, this is a physical journey (often on foot) to some place of special significance to the adherent of a particular religious belief system. In the spiritual literature of Christianity, the concept of pilgrim and pilgrimage may refer to the experience of life in the world or to the inner path of the spiritual aspirant. (Source: Wikipedia)
A pilgrimage is a journey, often into an unknown or foreign place, where a person goes in search of new or expanded meaning about their self, others, nature, or a higher good, through the experience. (Source: Wikipedia)
On letting go, or surrendering. I think a big part of a pilgrimage is to surrender, to let go of and release outcomes and preconceived ideas such the need to control or direct the way the day will unfold or the path will take. To open and to allow for what will be and allow the magic of the Universe to guide you (while still being safe!). I also want to add that the art of surrender is a big part of a pilgrimage.
This diary entry is devoted to the kindness of strangers, recognizing omens, and be love now. I love that my topics just happen to match three of my favourite authors, so very weird indeed.