WALKING MEDITATION

Picture4Meditation is the topic for next month’s newsletter, however, I wanted to touch on something I learned from a monk named Thich Nhat Hanh. He teaches “walking meditation” in his book “Peace Is Every Step”. Too many times when we walk for exercise, we focus on the problems in our head and fill the time replaying negative conversations or personal controversies. Instead, Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us to focus on the nature around you while walking. Listen to the sounds of the birds singing. Hear the wind blowing. Smell the flowers, grass and trees. Feel the earth under your feet and let the energy of the ground transfer through your body to rekindle your own energy. After all, Spring is the time of rebirth. Use your time walking, to observe the beauty of the world that is literally at your feet.

 

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