Reader comment on John O'Donohue's passage ...

  • link
    On Dec 6, 2016 Kristin Pedemonti wrote:

     oh yes, a journey is indeed a sacred thing, no matter if a journey to a foreign land or the journey in our own town or city; it is all about the intention we set: are we taking the journey with an open heart, mind and soul? Are we allowing for the unexpected to awe us? Are we opening our eyes to truly see the beauty all around us, even if it is simply a tree on the street where we live? Are we engaging with people heart to heart? Are we seeking to grow and learn especially if immersed in a culture other than our own? I  have found that many times when i travel, I've been to 27 countries so far: 20 of them through Storytelling performances/experiences, I seek to learn, grow and understand as well as soak in unexpected experiences whether that is a cultural celebration like the one i happened upon in Peru where hundreds gathered in a town square and ate a feast of seaweed, cuy, cheese, and tiny potatoes and there was singing and chanting too. i had little idea what was happening, but my smiling face and open attitude soon had  me pulled in with the locals. It was wonderful! Or the time in in Italy when i was on a train solo seated with a couple in their 80s and a young woman in her 20's, all Italian. I had only packed some crackers for what was supposed to be a 2 hour ride. they all had sandwiches and the older couple had a little picnic basket and wine too. They shared it with me upon eyeing  my crackers and the 20 something invited me to her village for a food fest. So  being open as well as being quiet enough to hear'/see the potential extra journeys leads to a richer travel. Be open, be kind, and be loving and see what unfolds! <3


  • link
    On Dec 7, 2016 Amy wrote:

     Amen!


Reply To This Reflection:

Search Awakin Readings

Or search by year or author.

Subscribe to Weekly Email

Every week, we send out a digest with a reading and inspiring stories to our global community of 93,366 people. Subscribe below.

(unsubscribe)

Contact Us

If you'd like to suggest a thought or want to drop us a suggestion, drop us a note.