Meditation : Walking Poem

HOW TO Meditate While Walking 

It is a beautiful time of the year to take your meditation outside.  Here is a poem by Thich Nhat Hanh on a Walking Meditation.  Next week we’ll post an article on how you can perform your own moving meditation session.  This could allow for an alternative for those who are struggling with a sitting meditation, or just offer some variety by combining your sitting meditation with occasional walking meditations.

Find a quiet moment, and with a little visual imagery you can find yourself walking anywhere while reading the following poem.

Walking Meditation (poem by Thich Nhat Hanh)

Take my hand.
We will walk.
We will only walk.
We will enjoy our walk
without thinking of arriving anywhere.
Walk peacefully.
Walk happily.
Our walk is a peace walk.
Our walk is a happiness walk.

Then we learn
that there is no peace walk;
that peace is the walk;
that there is no happiness walk;
that happiness is the walk.
We walk for ourselves.
We walk for everyone
always hand in hand.

Walk and touch peace every moment.
Walk and touch happiness every moment.
Each step brings a fresh breeze.
Each step makes a flower bloom under our feet.
Kiss the Earth with your feet.
Print on Earth your love and happiness.

Earth will be safe
when we feel in us enough safety.