“I felt in need of a great pilgrimage, so I sat still for three days. And God came to me.” ~Kabir~
In an African village, a westerner was travelling for an assignment with a local elder. Every few minutes the elder would stop to rest and chat with the other locals. The westerner was wondering why the need to pause so often given that the elder looked fit enough to keep walking
On being asked about this, the elder responded, my soul walks slower than my feet, and I need to pause to allow it to catch up.
Maybe that is why pilgrimages traditionally were slow and actually designed to help you keep arriving into the present moment with every step. A pilgrimage allows your soul and your soles to walk in sync, and in the process arrive at the destination in a wholesome way, rather than a hurried, scattered and disjointed manner.
~ From movedbylove.org