The Reading Season: “The Pilgrimage”

by Paulo Coelho.

A spiritual recollection of Paulo’s experiences as he makes his way across northern Spain on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. A contemporary quest for ancient wisdom.

If you’re in need of a guide to self-discovery this is your book. We observe. We observe Paulo’s pain, it’s like watching another go through shock treatment; which often feels worse than experiencing it ourselves.

So easy to judge and see what’s wrong with the other…as we do this on social media. So obvious what’s wrong with the other, yet like Coelho’s “The Alchemist” this book is philosophical and makes the reader think about many things.

It’s allot about self-love which is a hot topic these days. If only we could love ourselves a little more we might love more. Simple to write, sure, harder to put in practice – but what a great book to set the reader on the right course.

I appreciate nothing more than a great pilgrimage. I’m writing about a pilgrimage through Piemonte; so many lessons to learn and so little time.

He asks if we create our own time, who knows and who doesn’t need an emotional tune up every now and then.

Published by baileyalexander

An American living in Piemonte. Sailed across the Atlantic aboard our 43 Nauticat in 2002 and spent over a decade living in Rome, Paris, Prague, Malta, Venice and Bucharest before settling in Piemonte, Italia.

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