Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Now for a few bones!

I have had some response to this idea. So now I should develop it a little.
Ask yourself the question, 'What did I gain on pilgrimage'? For most people this seems an easy question until they begin to look
more closely at it. That takes a little while, make some
of that coffee, you know the one you save for a special treat.
Find a nice piece of paper,not the back of and envelop,
one that of worthy of great thoughts. Find a quite place
and sit down.Now you are ready!

In the middle of the paper write the details of the pilgrimage, dates, starting place, when you finished. Draw a circle around it.
From that place other short sentences that sum up your pilgrimage.
Put them in a seperate circle and link them with a line to the main circle. Keep going until you have exhausted all that you have to
say. You do not have to finish it in one go. It maybe that you
would like to empty the mind and come back later when you have
thought more about it. In time you will build up a
diagram of your pilgrimage. It will contain a variety of
elements and people. Some will be highly private~ so private
that you will only wish to make an oblique sentence that means
nothing to anyone but you. That is OK. Getting it out on paper
is the focus of this exercise. It is for your benefit. It is not
for publishing. For your eyes only.

When you are ready and it may take a day or two to get there, take another
sheet of paper and make lists based on your orginal sheet. The lists should include a column for people you want to keep contact with,
places that have special significance for you, events that
spoke to you and what they said, and lessons and resolutions
that you want to put into place. Now when that is done, do what has to be done. Contact the folk you want to keep contact with and develop a means of friendship,letters, email, facebook, myspace etc. Stick
the pictures in the photo album. And lastly look hard at the list of lessons and try to work out how they apply to daily life and
what changes will have to be implimented to bring them about.

The next step will follow shortly. You have enough to be going on with.

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