The tiredness, the effort, the pains all over the body, in the end they are worth it when we discover the many rewards that the Camino de Santiago gives us
We have already told you on other occasions; doing the Camino de Santiago is not always a path of roses; you have to prepare physically to be in condition, plan it with time choosing the routes in detail and marking the stages ... And then you have to go through it, with the effort involved, the lack of some comforts, the fatigue accumulated with the days, the annoying blisters...
However, believe us, the possible inconveniences are dissolving as we progress along the Camino and are replaced by rewards that you do not even expect: emotional and physical benefits that you carry in your suitcase, much more useful than the credential full of stamps or the compostela that you receive in the Cathedral of Santiago at the end.
These are, in our opinion, some of the best rewards that await you at the end of the Camino
In our daily routine it is not that we have much time to reflect; The rush bites our ankles, they take us running from one place to another, we want everything yesterday. Doing the Camino de Santiago (whether we do it alone or accompanied) is like introducing ourselves for a few days in a bubble in which everyday life goes to the background and only matters to overcome the immediate challenges: overcome fatigue, overcome a steep ... Therefore, we are in an unbeatable situation to reflect and meet again, think about what is important, if we are satisfied with the life we lead, if we value what we have...
Sometimes we need to take the reins again and have the feeling that we are able to control our destiny, getting everything we set out to do. Complete the Camino de Santiago, overcoming all the challenges that are put before us, each one of the adversities, feels like a breath of fresh air. The experience of becoming pilgrims is full of good times, but there are also bad ones; to overcome them and return home will strengthen our confidence and our will.
Walking more than 20 km a day for one, two or more weeks, of course, is not something that any average citizen is accustomed to in their day to day. The Camino de Santiago is a physical requirement that must be started from the previous preparation several weeks before. From that moment of preparation we are leaving our comfort zone and subjecting our body to a routine of exercise and therefore, of a healthier life. Therefore it can be said that the Camino de Santiago can be a good opportunity to get on the train of a healthier lifestyle, the spark that ignites a new routine in our day to day.
One of the most notable rewards we can take forever when we make the Camino de Santiago is to have discovered a vast cultural legacy witnessing the history of Spain and the Europe we know. The Jacobean route is not just walking, it is also spending time after each stage to enjoy the vast artistic historical heritage of its localities. The Camino de Santiago is full of essential points of interest that you should not miss and that surely you would not otherwise have the same opportunity to know.
It is a reality, the Camino de Santiago unites the people who walk it and tends to bring to light their common points, regardless of their origin, motivations and ways of thinking. Among the pilgrims the council, solidarity and understanding usually reign; We are all in a context of relaxation and we do it with hope and our best spirits. It is a perfect context to join us with other pilgrims, walk with them daily and who knows if to start a beautiful friendship that lasts over time.
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