Many times when I walk in the park I use that time as a moving meditation...I am not walking for exercise or to raise my heart rate, I am walking with the intention of allowing my mind to find some stillness. Some days it is easier than others, we’re all human, I’m sure you can relate.
A few days ago I was walking, and I had a dilemma that was preoccupying my thoughts as I walked. Honestly, for most of the walk I didn’t fight it, I just hashed over this particular issue. I was still enjoying myself, I love being in the woods, but there was certainly no meditative quality to most of my journey that particular day.
As I continued to walk, I suddenly realized that I had spent this whole time going around and around in my head about something that I wasn’t going to resolve. I stopped myself by the creek, took some deep breaths, took in the sights and sounds of the water, took the picture below, and continued on my way with a much clearer head....for a bit.
On I went, my head filling, me stopping and breathing and redirecting my thoughts, and then continuing on my journey...head filling again, me stopping and breathing and redirecting my thoughts, and continuing…
There is beauty in the stillness, but I think there is equal beauty in the work, in the redirecting.
May we find a little more redirection in our busy minds this week dear friends, and, instead of being discouraged when we have to stop and redirect, may we perhaps see a little more of the beauty in the work of redirection.
I hope you have an amazing week dear friends, I am so very grateful for each of you!
Krista is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She has an online studio with all sorts of different class types!