October 18, 2021

Meditation on the Trail

For years I’ve been drawn to the idea of meditation, but I’ve never felt the urge to sit still and purposefully meditate.

I mean, isn’t that what you’re supposed to do? 

Sit while focusing and training your mind towards a mentally and emotionally clear and calm state?

We all have our unique styles, and it turns out I do meditate. I just happen to be upright and walking in nature.

Here are the guidelines I follow that make a walk in the woods meditative and not a workout. 

  1. Go alone. No friends, no dogs, no distractions.
  2. No music, no podcasts, no social media. No catching up on the phone with a friend. Carry your cellphone for emergencies only.
  3. No talking out loud, no humming, no singing. Get lost in the silence.
  4. No goal setting, no to-do lists, no worrying. Just walk. 
  5. Concentrate on your breath and follow the blazes.

Time feels weightless, your mind stops racing, and you’ll feel free and calm.

Just like a workout can be a run, yoga, weight training, or CrossFit, meditation can be whatever activity works for you to get the positive changes in our minds and our actions.

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About Susan Wheeler
Mom of 4😊7 grands❤️ultra runner 🏃‍♀️natural health strategist🍇writer 🌶organic farm owner🥕
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