Day (1) A journey within the journey

22nd April 2011

After nearly two long and overwhelming years with things that changed my direction in life for ever, followed by a move to a new country where not many speak your language to find a place to live and start and complete 13 months of a demanding MBA course and of course working on a project that I, like any other passionate entrepreneur believe that will change the world… here I am… In a bus to start my journey “Camino Satiago”

Why? Because I have learned that life is not only about one big journey but many journeys within that journey and that each will prepare us for our next destination.

Beside being the best way to enjoy the beauty of this country, I am hoping that it will further strengthen my belief in “everything is possible” and that by focusing on the opportunities and the rewarding things that a challenging journey can offer us, we can learn to benefit from any situation.

When we go through hard times in our life, we often wait impatiently for the situation to change, thinking that “once this is over, all will be good again and we will be happy again”.
But this often prevents us from enjoying all the beautiful things on our path, seeing the opportunities that the new situation has brought and of course… missing the moments that actually would have made us feel happy…if only we could see…

What I really have come to accept is this: Happiness truly comes from within and by being able to really live every moment in life to the fullest. No change or situation in our life would make us happy if we are detached from our own self.

Knowing ourselves and being comfortable with who we are is therefore the really first step. Its not about changing so that we are being accepted by others but its about accepting ourselves. Its about focusing on things that make us a happier person!

So my aim is to enjoy every moment to the fullest by trying to find the soft parts on a path that otherwise looks pretty rough without the right focus…
With this aim, l begin my journey…

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9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Samit on April 22, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Very Very impressive

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  2. Posted by aeschelus on April 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    A journey of one thousand miles begins with a single step…..

    Reply

  3. Posted by paria on April 22, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    you are absolutely right!

    Reply

  4. Posted by sherry on April 24, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    good luck my darling all the best

    Reply

  5. Thank you 🙂

    Reply

  6. Hi, my name is Melanie Shelton, and I’m a student at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, USA. I’m writing because I’m working on a paper about modern documentation of the Camino de Santiago and, in the course of my research, I came across your blog. I found your observations and reflections on your experiences very interesting, and I was wondering if I could ask you a couple of questions that would help me continue my research.
    Thank you so much for your time, and I hope to hear from you soon!
    Melanie Shelton

    Reply

    • Hi Melanie,
      Thank you for visiting my blog.
      I am glad that you found this post interesting and would be happy to answer your questions.
      Parisa

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  7. Hi Parisa, thank you so much!

    First, I was wondering if you could comment on:

    1. Your reasons/motivations for choosing to walk the Camino
    2. Your reasons/motivations for continuing the Camino once you had started
    3. The roles that other pilgrims played during your pilgrimage
    4. Anything you feel that you learned during or as a result of your experience on the Camino
    5. Your feelings about religion as they relate to your pilgrimage experience
    6. Your ideas about the relationship between pilgrimage and tourism
    7. Your thoughts on approaching or reaching Santiago
    8. Your thoughts on returning home

    Second, if you could tell me a bit about your blogging experience:

    1. Why did you choose to blog about your pilgrimage?
    2. Did you blog from the road, or once you reached home?
    3. What experiences were most important to record in your blog?
    4. Did you record your pilgrimage in other ways (e.g. a personal diary)?
    5. Comment on any differences between blogging and telling/recording your story in other ways.

    Also your country of origin and your age at the time of your pilgrimage.

    Thanks again, and let me know if you have any questions!
    Melanie

    Reply

  8. also, feel free to get back to me at sheltonm@kenyon.edu
    : )

    Reply

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