Tag Archives: Walking

Walking the Mind Into Stillness

“Every day, I walk myself into a state of well-being & walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it. But by sitting still, & the more one sits still, the closer one comes to feeling ill. Thus if one just keeps on walking, everything will be all right.”

-Soren Kierkegaard

“We should take wandering outdoor walks, so that the mind might be nourished and refreshed by the open air and deep breathing.”


“It is only ideas gained from walking that have any worth.”


“It is a paradox that perhaps the single best way to still one’s mind is to put the body in motion.”

-Ryan Holiday


Listening to a Deeper Way


I am listening

to a deeper way.



all my ancestors

are behind me.


Be still, they say,

Watch and listen.

You are the result of the love of thousands.”

-Linda Hogan

“The woods are lovely,

dark and deep,

but I have promises to keep,

and miles to go before I sleep,

and miles to go before I sleep.”

-Robert Frost


Werifesteria – Old English – Verb

-to wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery


Walking Meditation

Ferns in the LightWalking, rambling, wandering in nature, creates an absorbing meditative state.  Interconnections are felt as a natural presence and awareness is sharp but relaxed and calm.

Cultivating a mindful state too while walking is restful and peaceful.  A day begun in this way sets the energy for all that will follow.

The Willows, Tree Detail


In this calm, meditative state there is also stimulating brain benefits.


Your brain after a walk!


“Wildmind” provides resources for walking meditation.  Learn the “how to do it” and the “whys” of walking meditation’s benefits by checking out the link below:


Driveway in Fog

“In beauty may I walk.
All day long may I walk.
Through the returning seasons may I walk.

Beautifully will I possess again.
Beautifully birds . . .
Beautifully joyful birds

On the trail marked with pollen may I walk.
With grasshoppers about my feet may I walk.
With dew about my feet may I walk.

With beauty may I walk.
With beauty before me, may I walk.
With beauty behind me, may I walk.
With beauty above me, may I walk.
With beauty below me, may I walk.
With beauty all around me, may I walk.

In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk.
In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, living again, may I walk.

It is finished in beauty.
It is finished in beauty.”

A Navajo Indian Prayer of the                                                       Second Day of the Night Chant (anonymous)

May you walk in beauty and calm attention today, breathing sweetness and wonder with every step.