284/ 365 ~ Today’s Rush

by Heidi Egerman October. 11, 2018 230 views

“In today’s rush we all think too much, see too much, want too much, and forget about the joy of just Being.” Eckhart Tolle

This was extremely obvious as I watched frantic and distracted travelers maneuver their way through the airport. Even as they waited for their flights they were glued to their cell phones or tablets rather oblivious to their surroundings.

I got very little sleep on the red-eye flight into Madrid, which fortunately landed early. I flew through customs (the benefit of not having a checked bag), and found and boarded the free shuttle to terminal 4 in less than 15 minutes. Had time for a coffee con leche and took a moment for ‘just Being’ - to enjoy the relief and solitude with gratitude.

I do not anticipate this ‘rush‘ on the Camino. This is one of the reasons I’m here.

As I write this post, I am sitting on a very nice bus waiting for my 4+ hour trip to Leon where I will meet up with Shad and Doe, rest for a day and start my Camino journey. Maybe I’ll get a little nap on the way.

Let the journey begin.

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Jay Boggess 11 months, 2 weeks ago

I can feel your excitement! Thanks for taking us along!

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Andi Saw 11 months, 2 weeks ago

WELCOME TO EUROPE (Where we don't really check your luggage, no matter how many you have!) blue heart

11 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Heidi Egerman Replied to Andi Saw 11 months, 1 week ago

Thank you. We had dinner with three Italians last night. What a fun group. 

I don’t think I’ll ever ‘check’ again.

11 months, 1 week ago Edited
Sue Calvin 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Already missing our morning hikes. Wishing I was a light weight freeloader in your backpack.  So excited for you and this amazing journey.

11 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Heidi Egerman Replied to Sue Calvin 11 months, 1 week ago

Thanks Sue. Miss you. Wish you were here too. Next time. 😘

11 months, 1 week ago Edited
Kim Peake 11 months, 2 weeks ago

So excited to follow you on this bucket-list journey!

11 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Heidi Egerman Replied to Kim Peake 11 months, 1 week ago

Thanks Kim.

11 months, 1 week ago Edited
Tena Lokken 11 months, 2 weeks ago

#1 Hooray for your safe arrival and quick trip through customs! XO

11 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Tena Lokken 11 months, 2 weeks ago

#2 so pleased to see you arrived safely!! Lots of love, Tena

11 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Heidi Egerman Replied to Tena Lokken 11 months, 1 week ago

Back at you! I’m having a ball.

11 months, 1 week ago Edited
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