Hiking with freedom

Our hiking trip through northern Spain started out perfectly: long hikes through beautiful scenery, with many kind people along the way. After about two weeks, though, I began to feel pain in the middle of my right foot. I didn’t pay much attention to it at first, but by the next day, the pain was worse and I was having trouble walking. 

Because I am a student of Christian Science and have had other healings by understanding more about God and my relationship to Him, I kept my focus that day on God, good, and allowed the power of that divine goodness to fill my thoughts. However, other hikers who noticed my struggles to walk normally kept telling me that the pain in my foot was a sign of overstrain and that I needed to take a rest.

Earlier in the year, I’d had a similar problem with my foot. At that time, the pain had forced me to stop training for an important long-distance run. My fear intensified. What if I had to cut this trip short because of the same issue? What if I ruined the trip for my friend who was on the hike with me because I wasn’t able to walk anymore?

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