𝑾𝒂𝒍𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑴𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” 

― John Muir

 

𝑯𝒊𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 & 𝒘𝒂𝒍𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏 𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆, 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒎𝒆, 𝒊𝒔 𝒃𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒔𝒇𝒖𝒍. 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉 𝒔𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒐𝒏 𝒃𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔 𝒊𝒕’𝒔 𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒃𝒊𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒘𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒊𝒔𝒅𝒐𝒎 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒊𝒌𝒆. 𝑰 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒔𝒂𝒕 𝒅𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒘𝒉𝒚 𝑰 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒉𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒔𝒐 𝒎𝒖𝒄𝒉. 𝑰 𝒎𝒆𝒂𝒏, 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒉 𝑰 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒆𝒙𝒆𝒓𝒄𝒊𝒔𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒑𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒐𝒄𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒃𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒕 𝒘𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒆 𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒎𝒚 𝒃𝒐𝒅𝒚 𝒊𝒏 𝒃𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒆. 𝑩𝒖𝒕 𝑰 𝒌𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝒊𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕, 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒅𝒆𝒆𝒑𝒆𝒓, 𝒂𝒍𝒎𝒐𝒔𝒕 𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒖𝒂𝒍 𝒊𝒏 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎. 𝑰 𝒇𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅 𝒂 𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒔𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒑𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒆 𝒂𝒔 𝒎𝒚 𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒕𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒑𝒔 𝒉𝒊𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒉 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒚 𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒐, 𝒘𝒐𝒘, 𝒕𝒐 𝒏𝒐𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒚𝒆𝒕 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒂𝒎𝒆 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆. 𝑩𝒖𝒕 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒊𝒏 𝒂 𝒓𝒖𝒔𝒉𝒆𝒅 𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝒎𝒐𝒅𝒆, 𝒐𝒓 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒐𝒕𝒊𝒄 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌 𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆. 𝑵𝒐, 𝒊𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏 𝒂 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒄𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒕𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆. 𝑪𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒕𝒆 𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒍 𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒂𝒙𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏. 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝑰 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒛𝒆𝒅, 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒕, 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒃𝒚 𝒂𝒄𝒄𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕.

𝑯𝒂𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒅𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒏 𝒂 𝒔𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒏 𝒎𝒚 𝒉𝒐𝒎𝒆, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉, 𝑰 𝒌𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝒆𝒙𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒍𝒚 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒘𝒂𝒔. 𝑩𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒅𝒊𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒕, 𝒂𝒍𝒎𝒐𝒔𝒕 𝒂 𝒑𝒖𝒓𝒆𝒓 𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏. 𝑰 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒛𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒎𝒚 𝒆𝒚𝒆𝒔 𝒅𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒔, 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒔, 𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒎𝒔 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒈𝒖𝒊𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒎𝒚 𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒅𝒆𝒆𝒑𝒆𝒓 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏.

𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝒅𝒐𝒏’𝒕 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒗𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒐 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒆𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒄𝒕. 𝑴𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒎𝒖𝒄𝒉 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏 𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒍𝒍, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒏, 𝒐𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒕𝒐 𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒘 𝒊𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒐 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒄𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒑𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒛𝒆𝒓𝒐 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒔. 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒚 𝒊𝒏 𝒊𝒕𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒔. 𝑾𝒉𝒚 𝒅𝒐 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒌 𝒎𝒂𝒋𝒐𝒓 𝒘𝒉𝒊𝒕𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒂𝒓 𝒄𝒐𝒓𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒅𝒐 𝒓𝒆𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒄𝒂𝒎𝒑𝒔?

𝑰𝒏 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒉𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒄 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒆𝒄𝒉𝒏𝒐𝒍𝒐𝒈𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒂𝒔 𝒘𝒆 𝒓𝒖𝒔𝒉 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒋𝒐𝒃 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒅 𝒋𝒐𝒃, 𝒐𝒓 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒓 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒚. 𝑶𝒓 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒘𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒕𝒖𝒅𝒚 𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒍𝒚 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒆𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒏𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒖𝒑 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒐 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒂 𝒇𝒖𝒍𝒍 𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝒄𝒍𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒆𝒔. 𝑾𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒏 𝒐𝒇𝒇. 𝑴𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒏 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑻𝑽 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕, 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒊𝒏 𝒇𝒂𝒄𝒕 𝒊𝒕 𝒎𝒂𝒚 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒊𝒕 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔𝒏’𝒕 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒑 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒃𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒏 𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒅 𝒑𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒆. 𝑰𝒕’𝒔 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒆𝒍𝒔𝒆’𝒔 𝒇𝒊𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝒐𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒐𝒘𝒏.

𝑴𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒔 𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒅 𝒐𝒏 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆. 𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒅𝒐𝒏’𝒕 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒔𝒕 𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒑𝒔, 𝒐𝒓 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒄𝒂𝒏’𝒕 𝒅𝒐 𝒊𝒕 𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚, 𝒄𝒂𝒏’𝒕 𝒔𝒉𝒖𝒕 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅 𝒐𝒖𝒕𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆. 𝑰𝒕 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒔 𝒑𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒆. 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒑𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆. 𝑰 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒌 𝒘𝒂𝒍𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒂𝒏 𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒊𝒆𝒓 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒑𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒕 𝒂𝒕 𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 101 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒃𝒐𝒅𝒚 𝒊𝒔 𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒃𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒘𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒐𝒗𝒆, 𝒘𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒆 𝒒𝒖𝒊𝒆𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒌𝒆𝒕 𝒊𝒏 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒅. 𝑰 𝒉𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒍𝒚 𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒅 𝒃𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏 𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉, 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒐𝒏 𝒂 𝒃𝒖𝒔𝒚 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒕 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒘𝒂𝒕𝒄𝒉 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒇𝒇𝒊𝒄, 𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝒃𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒔𝒊𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒂𝒓 𝒉𝒐𝒏𝒌𝒔. 𝑨 𝒑𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒆𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒕𝒍𝒆 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒌 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒅𝒐.

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walking-meditation