My first "zero day". Hostel in SantaremMay 4 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C
I have decided to give my body a break, a chance to recover by taking my first "Zero day". No walking today!
Just sitting in cafe reading and writing!
This morning I discovered my first open church. There was a service taking place with 15 persons, present. all over 70 years old. One of the congregation, a gentleman of I'm sure 80, was reading the mass out of the midst of the congregation, very unusual!
In connection with my audiobook from yesterday, I reflected on how crucial "faith" is, in whatever form it may come, to give purpose to life.
Here old people were coming together to pray and find some kind of hold, a fix point, in a world gone totally crazy.
Spirituality, on the one side, is found in shared ritual between people, as was the case this morning, but it is also found in the solitude experienced in nature when walking great distances.
On this topic I bumped into this film on ARTE TV
One of the quotes of a 'first nation" Indian is wonderful:
"Let the river run its course, it knows where to go. It will bring you to the source.
Keep your energy for the turbulence of the rapids.