WALKING MEDITATION PRACTICE to begin Friday, June 2, 2017. The Villages Polo Field at 8:15 a.m.
The primary purpose of a walking meditation is to completely enjoy the experience of walking. We walk all the time, but usually our walking is more like running. Our steps are often burdened with the many thoughts that run through our mind — thinking about the next thing or several things that we need to do in any given day. But when we walk in mindfulness, each step creates a fresh breeze of peace, joy, and harmony.
When we practice walking meditation, we do not try to arrive anywhere or attain any particular goal. Our destination is the “here and now”. In the words of the Buddha – “The past no longer is. The future has not yet come. Looking deeply at life as it is in the very here and now, the practitioner dwells in stability and freedom” We do not put something in front of us and run after it, because everything we have been looking for — peace, joy, love, transformation, healing, enlightenment – can only be found inside us in the present moment.
So where are we going? Why do we need to hurry? Where is our final destination? These are questions that help us to put things into perspective so that we know where we are and where we want to go from here.
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