The circumstance of people, place and time made this buen camino a wee bit interesting. I love the stories that whirled around us. I could write a minute by minute narration of the ordinary moments made extraordinary in those two days, but it wouldn’t be as overwhelming or meaningful for one who wasn’t there. It was a weekend to be present in the now- for the body, the mind, and especially the spirit (both within and without). Contrary to the few minutes after that Sunday, I was in hyper mode to write everything and anything about that weekend. Now, in a calmer state, I would like to keep those experiences in mind and in heart. One day, when the right moment comes, I’ll probably write about it while incorporating them with a different set of experiences in furtherance of understanding and learning more out of this life.
Towards the end (have to look for a better term), Sr. Fids shared this with us:
1. Whomsoever you encounter, is the right one.
2. Whatever happened is the only thing that could have happened.
3. Each moment in which something begins is the right moment.
4. What is over is over. “When something in life ends, it helps our evolution. That is why, enriched by the recent experience, it is better to let go and move on. It has served its purpose.”– Sr. Fids, RA.
In correlating these four principles to the elements present during that particular buen camino weekend, I could say they’re spot on.
Sometimes we strive to learn things in order to better ourselves. It does not mean that change will be as fast as flash. It does not mean that change will be made according to other peoples views. Sometimes change happens when it has to happen. Always on God’s time. Most of the time it is subtle.
The things we strive to learn to better ourselves are harder to live up to than just reading, listening, understanding them. Most important thing is– that we strive to be better, always. Even when we fall into the black hole between type 4 and 5, we still strive to be better.
Sr Fids shared this better way of saying goodbye and take care– in an African lingo. I was only able to take down the English version. “May blessings go with you until we meet again.”
Thank you to the seen and the unseen. It was somehow similar to experiencing Emilio Estevez’s The Way. The closest I could live through THE camino (in its barest sense of the word), for now. May blessings go with you until we meet again!
PS try attending one too! it will definitely put things into perspective.