Your Inner Camino: Your Pocket Guide to Inspiration and Transformation along the Camino de Santiago (Buy)
This little book can fit in your back pocket and in an easy to read format, it is the ideal companion on the Camino, especially for those challenging days.
Some walk the Camino de Santiago as an adventure or physical challenge. Others as an extended vacation or break from their lives. To make it a pilgrimage requires something more. That something more is the inner journey. With Your Inner Camino, you will discover how to let go of the thoughts, beliefs and behaviors that limit your growth and happiness. Use it to inspire you along the way.
After the Camino: Your Pocket Guide to Integrating the Camino de Santiago into Your Daily Life
This book guides readers into changing their mindset so that the spirit of the Camino can live on when we return home. The suggestions help us to simplify our lives, let go of unhelpful thoughts and add more meaning to daily life.
Quite a lot of pilgrims like to write out their experiences and the writer believes that this is a good thing. Go through all your photos you have taken and write about those too. Karin advises us to “keep walking” and this is one of the easiest ways to incorporate the pilgrim way in your life. We are told that “being in nature calms the mind and connects us with something larger than you”. Another example is ‘to unplug the robot.’ Much of what we do, feel and think everyday is automatic. We put on a shirt the same way every time. We go to work without thinking. On the Camino, you stepped out of all of that, and you likely felt more alive than you had in years. Karin encourages us to continue living like this, to take up the opportunity to live life now with unlimited energy.
Karin Kiser (http://karinkiser.com) is the founder of ‘Radical Simplicity’ and the author of the bestseller Lighten your Load. She lives in California and has been on and off the Camino de Santiago since 2011 – as a pilgrim, as a albergue hospitalera. She has also served as a volunteer rubbish collector Camino Frances. Part of the proceeds for these books go towards keeping the Camino clean.