Don’t think for a moment that you must be Catholic, or even Christian, to walk Spain’s Camino de Santiago.
For this oft-trod, ancient pilgrimage of St. James welcomes even agnostics and atheists.
Don’t let religion keep you from walking.
Just walk, let your spirit talk to you, then you’ll know the best path for your own soul.
I Have Learned So Much
So much from God
That I can no longer
A Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim
a Buddhist, a Jew.
The Truth has shared so much of Itself
That I can no longer call myself
A man, a woman, an angel
Or even a pure
Befriended Hafiz so completely
It has turned to ash
Of every concept and image
my mind has ever known
Translated by Daniel Ladinsky