Wanting nothing else than to enjoy what we have. We must have a good deal of flexibility. Many things happen that depend on factors that our not in our hands.
Something we learn quickly on the Camino is the futility of planning ahead. We are full of expectations, but daily reality demands that they change. It teaches us to live in the present with no desire other than to enjoy what we have. We must have a good deal of flexibility. Many things happen that depend on factors that our not in our hands. We want to take control of life, but life ends up taking control of us. We are continually preparing and planning for the future. We are trying to control everything. We have accepted as our goal an ideal wellbeing, and we cannot let events ruin it for us. But this way of thinking is a useless strain since the more we plan, the less free time we have. We have the feeling of being dragged down by life instead of being in control. We abandon ourselves to fatalism or we get lost in the crowd. But the main reason is that life is stronger than us and we cannot control it. When you least expect it, strokes of good luck or misfortune appear.