I woke up to a thick mist covering Fisterre. And as the morning wore on it just got thicker and thicker. How symbolic, for the last day on my camino. I came on the camino for clarity and this the last day is filled with a deep mist (could not see past 3 feet).
The bus rolled out of Fisterre on its way back to Santiago and I thought of the delicate dance between questions and answers. I have always felt that in my searching I was looking for answers, completely forgetting about the other half of the equation – the questions one asks to get to these answers. The wrong questions gets the wrong answer. In computers we call that garbage in – garbage out. So I thought about questions… are there really wrong questions? Perhaps there are just less precise questions. Questions that will lead us to a more precise answer. Am I asking myself enough questions? Then I realized that I should not be looking for answers but instead I should be looking for the questions. For in asking the right questions I can find all the answers inside of me. But the real key here is the willingness to ask and ask and ask some more until I get to the truth that exists within me. I realized that I often did not ask enough questions.
Questions are the treasure map to my truth. Ironically as the mist lifted I realized that I had not come on this Camino to find answers but instead I came the clarity of the questions for the answers.
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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