Camino Lessons

I’ve compiled a list of lessons that I learned during the Camino. The ‘big’ lessons are in bold.

This is a work in progress…

  1. If you get a chance to step off the treadmill of life, take it
  2. What’s really important to me? My top priorities…. (at a really deep level)
  3. Even small steps taken slowly will help you reach your goal
  4. Everyone travels at their own pace, pick yours
  5. Always have flexibility in your plans for the unexpected
  6. Sometimes what you expected doesn’t eventuate, but even better things happen
  7. Giving to others is much more rewarding than receiving
  8. Never be afraid to ask for help when you need it
  9. Just because someone looks okay don’t assume they are. They may need help
  10. Don’t judge people on first impressions
  11. ‘Stuff’ doesn’t matter that much, people do
  12. You don’t need ‘stuff’ to be happy
  13. If you are prepared to be open and receptive, cool things happen
  14. Life is not meant to be a race…..
  15. Slowing down to walk with a friend in need is far more satisfying than trying to keep up with a friend who is too fast for you
  16. If your plans ‘go down the toilet’, it might be for a good reason
  17. Positive things happen around you all the time….if you look out for them
  18. Conversely, if you look for ‘crap’……it has a habit of finding you 🙂