In nine hours of walking almost without pain I was thinking about the power of trying because I want to be okay with failing, about being quiet because only then you can perceive intuition, about giving in because it gives the opportunity to develop trust, about joy because I know sorrow, about faith because I almost lost mine, about generosity because somethimes I battle selfishness.

I slept in albergue run by Dutch ecumencial group who left me speachless. These volunteers are incredible human beings as they spend their vacation helping pilgrims on their way with selfless love, and this is fulfillment of their soul.

Each evening there is Jesus meditation and despite my apology that I am not religious, they convinced me that it had nothing to do with religion. It really was not and I had time for going deeper into the thought that I am pretty selfish person. At the end I understand that sometimes you need to be selfish so you can become selfless. My day finished with gratitude because I was thankful – for all of it.

Thought: There is a difference between being self-interested and being selfish. Investing in yourself is probably the hardest but the most selfless thing you could do in the long run. Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.


@ Puente La Reina – Villamayor de Monjardín