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6.03.2019


Walking in Oregon.


John Muir said:  "I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in." 

It turns out I've been practicing a kind of walking meditation for years, long before I knew there was a name for it, and it has saved me many times over.  It is where I found (and still find) peace - moving slowly, in nature, being fully in the present moment, observing what is tangible and what is not.  For me, simply being out in nature is meditation.  If you have read o notes over the years, you have read my thoughts on this quite often.  It is my church.  It is my breath. Earth/mind/body connected, walking softly, with gratefulness. 

Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh has written some beautiful pieces about walking meditation.  If you want to learn more, you can find two of them here:


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