A mindful walk

May 11, 2016

 

A mindful spring walk. To be mindful is simply to be present in the moment, to focus only on what you are doing at that moment in time. In order to stay present and calm and not slip back into thinking /worrying mode, we can use an anchor or awareness - a point of focus we direct our mind to. To be in a state of 'being' rather than 'doing' can release us from the 'worry mind' and help us enjoy each moment. 

 

So today when I took the gorgeous greyhounds, from the kennel next door, for a walk, I decided to focus on sound. The sound of our feet rustling the dry leaves on the path. Looking ahead but all the time listening and staying present. Then... of course the mind starts tugging at the sleeve... me me play with me! Why don't we make a list about this or plan that... NO! Learn to say no, even to your own mind. When I get back I will sit down with a coffee and make that plan, now I am walking. 

It's so easy to get caught up in thinking and over thinking, completely missing the moment, missing life. So when you go for a walk, go for a walk, be it in the woods, the park, around the garden or down the street - just walk and keep your focus only on one thing. If only for a short time - be present - be in the Now.

 

 

Moments

 

Less than a second

The universe was born

The stars we see so clearly

Seem only a little far

Almost touchable

But not quite

A seed breaks open

A new life

Moments

Here now

But briefly

 

 

by Patrizia Collard

 

 

 

 

 

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