Walking Meditation by Thich Nhat Hahn
Take my hand.
We will walk.
We will only walk.
We will enjoy our walk
without thinking of arriving anywhere.
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.
Really like the poetry and the photos. Especially like the pic of feet in the water. The kind of photo that makes you feel cool on a hot day. 🙂
I was in the UP last week when it was 89 degrees. The Sturgeon River offered the best refreshment!
I have fond memories of sticking my feet in the cold, cold water of a Colorado stream in the summer.
Coming down from Angel’s Landing in Zion, I watched a hiker lie her entire body down in the river, clothes and all! Nothing better than a cool, mountain stream in the summer!
The ones I remember were beyond cool and it chills me just to think about lying down in one. But it would certainly be refreshing!! 🙂
By the time the Virgin River gets down to the valley by the Visitor’s Center in the late afternoon, it’s pretty shallow and warmed by the day’s sunshine…and that was August. Refreshing and not TOO cold!
Ahh. Sounds lovely then.
Correcting myself: it’s called the Virgin River.
Great post. So much of that poetry rings true with me, I often walk to keep me sane! Love the light reflection in the water.
Walking is always grounding…the basis of sanity! Thanks for visiting!
Just magnificent. And you’ve captured the essence of what Thich Naht Hahn was sharing.
Thank you, Victoria. I could never say it more simply than he did.
Thank you! I’m glad you came visiting!
You have some beautiful coast shots up, too! (But I didn’t see a ‘like’ option)
I love a walking meditation.. thanks for sharing this Priscilla 🙂
It’s a grounding thing. Literally!