April 18th — pilgrimage groupie and expert Ian McIntosh has invited James Duncan to lead the next walk along the Indy Spiritual Trail. Dr. James C. Duncan is a Professor of Humanities and the Director of Global Education at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis. Before beginning his academic career he served over 20 years as a Navy Chaplain (United Methodist), including service in Japan. He believes that reflective walking is a spiritual discipline and he has twice walked the Camino de Santiago.
The theme will be “Walking with Gratitude.” Says Ian:
Emotional life: By feeling better, being more relaxed and resilient, less envious;
Personality: By being less materialistic and self-centered, with more optimism and self-esteem;
Health: By sleeping better, experiencing less stress and sickness and exercising more;
Social lives: By being kinder which in turn influences all our relationships in a positive way; and
Careers: By making better decisions, improving work relations, and overall increased productivity.