Tomorrow I am planning to take a “mindful” walk with a few students in my Introduction to Mindfulness class here in Palm Coast, Florida.
The thought occurred to me how interesting it is that we have to reteach ourselves how to connect with what simply is. We have become so lost over the years that we are not even aware just how unaware we are of the state of just being. The trees, the flowers, the sounds, the feel of the warm breeze, or cool breeze on our skin, the surrounding sounds of nature or man-made, are all just in a state of being. They don’t need commentary, judgment, or drama attached to them as we observe through our senses.
So, that is what we will practice together on our stroll tomorrow. We have the great fortune to have the permission to stroll on the grounds of a heavenly retreat area called Sleepy Hollow, where we will encounter horses, a butterfly garden, a pond, and other lovely places to experience along our stroll in this idyllic setting. However, one can enjoy a mindful walk in any place and at any time. This especially lovely setting is just a bonus for our class meeting.
Above are a few images of little cards that I will hand out before we begin our walk, courtesy of http://www.headspace.com