Carpe Diem Special #83, The Way of St. James (part 9)

united body – soul
walking along the pathway
blessed satori

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Paulo succeeds in his task to climb the waterfall just like Petrus, but he had to fought against his thoughts to let go … He describes it as follows:

[…] “I fought with all my strength to keep my hands and feet anchored to their holds, but the

noise of the water seemed to take me to another place. It was a mysterious and distant place where nothing that was happening at that moment was at all important, and it was a place that I could get to if I had the strength. In that place, there would no longer be any need for the superhuman effort it took to keep my hands and feet holding to the rock; there would be only rest and peace. But my hands and feet did not obey this impulse to surrender. They had resisted a mortal temptation. And my head began to emerge from the stream as gradually as it had entered it. I was overcome by a profound love for my body. It was there, helping me in this crazy adventure of climbing through a waterfall in search of a sword. When my head came completely through the surface,

I saw the bright sun above me and took a deep breath.”[…]

Paulo had to overcome his Self … and isn’t that the goal of every pilgrimage?”

Haiku – Personal Demons


children’s passtimes
screaming shouting joyous
summer games

children playing
laughing as they kick their ball
man walks by

power struggles
inside the man’s breast
he teases children

a desert demon
lies within his adult soul
envying innocence

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Carpe Diem #80, The Pilgrimage to Santiago De Compostela

Pilgrimage – Carpe Diem Haiku Kai




four roads
for each pilgrim – his own

temple – church – dojo
or just a dusty pathway
satori awaits

along dusty roads
pathway into your heart

your secret treasure
hidden unseen to you
holds your heart within

riches are within
he said – choose your goals wisely
walk the middle road


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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Special #78

Compostela: First Steps – Carpe Diem #76

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Haiku series: First Steps

first steps as in life
full of wonder and delight
just walking no goals

living be alive
no ambitious goals to reach
steps of pilgrimage

wu-wei non action
is not doing just being
there’s no goal to reach

sensei of life shows
sleeping child lies within us
living each moment

Carpe Diem #76, Pilgrimage to Santiago De Compostela or The Way of St. James

Santiago de Compostela (1) – Carpe Diem

one foot before another
pathway leads ever onwards
from guide to guide

village behind him
walking towards the unknown
something forgotten

excitement quickens
almost running down the path
guide was found searching

Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Special

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