Over my 20 years of walking long distance trails, I’ve noticed that practically all of my questions can be addressed with five essential considerations. I have started calling them my Five Essentials for Creating a Radiantly Fulfilling Walk of Any Length.
The five essentials are:
- Know your Trail
- Consider your Timing
- Love your Gear
- Magnetize your Trail Angel Network
- Nourish your Inner Journey with Practiced Tools for Shifting Energy, Beliefs, and Challenges
Bonus Essential: Know your Why!
I’ve elaborated on them in my report, which you can read here:
Five Essentials for a Radiantly Fulfilling Walk
My view of creating a walk is that the trail is a blank canvas on which we get to paint our own version of fulfillment. I’m a fan of distinguishing between accomplishing your walk and fulfilling your walk. When I create a journey, I always focus on creating a journey that makes my heart sing, that supports an inner transformation, and that provides me opportunities to be aware of how I have met my challenges and grown as a person. For me, I can literally use each step as a moment for personal growth, which is what I’m all about! The trail, and my physical accomplishment of its miles, is the venue, the medium, the stage upon which my inner journey unfolds.