There are many things posted on social media about the “True Pilgrim”… for those wanting to go on a Pilgrimage, I hope this supports you to know and trust that there is no such thing. Like everything in life, as the saying goes “Many roads lead to Santiago” 😉.
A pilgrimage is a journey of spiritual, religious or personal significance often into an unknown or foreign place. Where a person goes in search of new or expanded meaning about their self, others, nature, or a higher good through the experience. It can lead to a personal transformation, after which the pilgrim returns to their daily life.
A pilgrim is a person who goes on a journey of personal or spiritual significance to challenge themselves, to connect with nature, to learn about other cultures, or to find meaning in their lives.
Walking a pilgrimage is personal and has nothing to do with, the way you do it, it is the why. It is connecting the mind, body, and spirit and challenging yourself, your beliefs and your understanding. It is about stretching your boundaries or lack of for yourself. The main essence of walking a Camino is in your Intention