We are each a different person, coming from a different place, and probably headed in a different direction. But we are on the road together and we have this opportunity to create a relationship with each other. What do we want that relationship to be like?
Mostly we don’t see that we have a choice. We think that the nature of the relationship is a given. In most of the contexts in which we find ourselves, the culture has already defined the relationship. But not here. Not on the Road. Here we get to decide for ourselves what we want the relationship to be like.
So there is great freedom on the Pilgrimage but we do have one expectation. We will be mutually accountably. We will pay attention to ourselves and to each other. We will know what we are experiencing and we will be as transparent as we can be. And we will pay attention to each other and especially to the impact we have on each other. We will give an account of who we are and we will take into account the effect we have on each other.