Once upon a time there was a woman who wanted to walk the Camino de Santiago. At the request of her family she went to the doctor to make sure she would not have a heart attack along the way. Doctor said no chance. She then went to the foot doctor on the behalf of her poor aching feet. Doctor said – walk how many miles? Not too sure about that. Bad feet = bad pain. Maybe consider no walking. Well the women heard only walk and thus was off…. walking over 15 miles a day up and down hills and mountains. Over rocks, cobble stone roads and even asphalt roads. Women in this tale is not too smart!
Today with both heels badly bruised the thought of allowance and forgiveness entered into my head. I have learned along the way that I am not a pilgrimage type of girl. I love the outside, love walking, love seeing new things, just not this way. Is this something I am to forgive myself for? Or do I just allow the realization of the truth to come through? How many times do we feel guilty or badly about things we think we should or should not do-think-or feel? Maybe we should just allow the truth (our truth) to come up from within us and honor it. No judgment on this- just allow. Plain and simple.
Bonnie was inducted into the Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society at St. John’s University, New York City for her work in Business Resilience.
Bonnie is Past Chair of the Association of Contingency Planners where she served for 6 years.
She is a proud native of New Orleans and has experienced what she calls, “The Katrina, Rita, Ike, Gustav, and BP Oil Spill” disasters first hand. She has had to learn how being resilience leaders and businesses to increased performance, achieve stronger relationships, and build mental toughness that we all need in today’s ever increasing busy world.
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