What to Expect on a Pilgrimage Journey?
History forsakes every information in an unexpected way. There was a time when we learned that Christopher Columbus discovered America.
But as it turns out, it was not Columbus but Amerigo Vespucci who actually discovered America. Hence, the continent was named after its discoverer. Shocking, I know. So it’s hard to say that history is not as accurate as one tends to believe but not every part is wrongly interpreted. When you imagine yourself going on a pilgrimage, you picture a serene journey and a peaceful environment in your imagination and let it run wild.
The biggest mistake that a pilgrim can make is to make presumption beforehand. A journey is not always a sweet laden lemon, sometimes it can be as bitter as an almond gone wrong. A religious pilgrimage is all about relevance and learning modes.
The peculiar way of travelling
As a grownup its easy to see the world with curious eyes. The world has a lot to offer and then the natural curiosity always increases with travelling. I got a during my summer holidays and i have to say the journey was quite unexpected.
I don’t know why, but I had this image in my head, everything is smooth and calm, it will be serene with no qualms or worries but the exact opposite happened. Don’t get me wrong, the journey itself was an amazing experience, the time spent on Holy Lands were extraordinary. When you enter the gates of Medina, time zone changes, and the world turns upside down (at least that’s how I felt).
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