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Walking: Meditation in Motion

According to ninth-century Zen Master Rinzai: “The great miracle is not to walk on the air or to walk on water or fire, but to be able to walk on the earth.” Most of us spend our time walking on the “air” and “water” of the past, the future, our plans, fears, and hopes. It’s usually rare to take steps on the “earth” of our current experience, the present moment. An authentic life isn’t about seeking peak experiences, but rather touching the wonder of the ordinary in the here and now. Walking meditation is an opportunity to bring awareness to the transition moments, which in fact make up the majority of our life.

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