Great post! One of my favorite suggestions in Thich Nhat Hanh's book, if I remember correctly (it's been a while since I read it), is to try to be aware of how your weight shifts from one foot to the other with each step. Sometimes, when I'm having trouble being present while walking, I try to focus on that weight shift and it helps bring me back.
Tammy! Love the experiment! A good ol walking meditation really soothes my soul. As mentioned in other comments, feeling the weight of my feet touch the ground with each step is surprisingly awesome. Becoming more self aware with each step is liberating and helps my mind focus. Thank you for this post! Tali
I choose to walk in many places but a favourite has to be in woodland, far from cars - I meditate on each sense as I walk, first seeing, then hearing, smelling, tasting and touching. Touching is wonderful if walking completely barefoot on soft ground - it's almost ecstatic
Walking is definitely my preferred form of mediation! But, I actually find it easier when walking on city streets... With so much going on around me, letting go and simply observing seems to be my natural reaction. Now that I live in a city that's not pedestrain friendly, I do it far less often. Something to work on, for sure. :)
This fits perfectly in with a three week radio show series I've been doing on The Wake Up Call. I'm going to link this to our show page website so both sides can benefit from our symbiosis! ~ Gizelle thewakeupcallradioshow.com
I love this idea...this is something a city girl could use. People are always going a hundred miles an hour around here. I will try to slow down, and breath, and enjoy..until the next person knocks me over..