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Walking meditation is really to enjoy the walking – walking not in order to arrive, but just to walk. The purpose is to be in the present moment and, aware of our breathing and our walking, to enjoy each step. Therefore we have to shake off all worries and anxieties, not thinking of the future, not thinking of the past, just enjoying the present moment.
- Thich Nhat Hanh
Walking Meditation as a form of meditation in action, is essentially about the awareness of movement as we note the component parts of the steps. In walking meditation we use the experience of walking as our focus. As we walk, we become mindful of our walking movement and try to keep our awareness of the experience of walking as the basis of developing greater awareness. With this practice, we can easily apply meditation into our daily activity. The great thing about walking meditation is that we can do it anytime we are walking even it’s just walking from home to the subway and from the subway to the office, even in the noise and bustle of a big city.
Walking meditation is a wonderful way of transforming something we do every day into practice for our awakening.
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