By Sarah York
In Pilgrim middle: the internal trip domestic, we see that pilgrimage is not only a literal trip or just a non secular metaphor, yet quite an inspiring direction towards larger self-understanding. no matter if sharing the adventure of her personal pilgrimages to Nepal, Thailand, and the Celtic island of Iona, Scotland, or recounting the tales of others' religious trips, Sarah York unearths to us how the cultural and actual discomforts of commute can result in profound own switch. past the going forth that pilgrimage calls for, there's additionally the method of returning extra at peace and at domestic with ourselves. To be a pilgrim capacity to have our hearts open to the fight of being human and to permit that fight to alter us, irrespective of the place our lives take us.Meet Sarah York!Click right here to determine if Sarah York could be doing a booksigning on your fatherland.
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But there it was. qxm. 2/16/01 12:48 PM Page 31 I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, thy power throughout the universe displayed. Then sings my soul, my savior God to thee, How great thou art, how great thou art! Then sings my soul, my savior God to thee, How great thou art, how great thou art! 31 Wh e r e D o Yo u C om e F rom ? That night the temperatures dropped to –9 degrees Celsius. The floor of my little tent was wet, and I was so chilled I could not sleep. It was the most miserable night of the trek, but my soul was singing.
Qxm. qxm. 2/16/01 1:23 PM Page 44 A longing pure and not to be described drove me to wander over woods and fields and in a mist of hot abundant tears I felt a world arise and live for me. — J o h a n n Wol f g a n g vo n G o e t h e, Fa u s t jP arker Palmer, in The Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and Caring, describes an experience he had when he took the outdoor challenge program, Outward Bound. He calls it a parable: I took the course in my early forties . .
Home is sanctuary. Home is also the feeling of acceptance. As Robert Frost put it, “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. . ” 11 No wonder there’s no place like home. Home isn’t even much like home most of the time. The quest for home is the need to feel that we belong. The quest for home is the need to feel safe. qxm. 2/16/01 12:48 PM Page 41 The quest for home is the need to be accepted. People who join faith communities—a spiritual home—bring all of these needs into their quest for spiritual growth.