Walking in the Now

Trying out a walking meditation from Tich Naht Hahn. As you walk, repeat rhythmically ‘I have arrived’ (in the now); ‘I’m home’. My thoughts suggested this wouldn’t work – after all, if I’m repeating stuff in my mind, I’m not walking in the present. Decided to follow the suggestion in my book (!!) – don’t accept or reject anything, just try it out. It was amazing! Trees, flowers, grass, birds suddenly leapt into clear view – the colours, shapes, sun glittering on the leaves. And there was no labelling in the mind…. Why not give it a go and report back here? 


About Jill M Jacques

I grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, and have spent most of my life here doing the usual things - marrying, having children and caring for an array of pets ranging from dogs to silkworms and chameleons. I first became interested in philosphy and its practical application in everyday life in my early 20s and spent many years as part of a group that pursued this goal. Drawing on this experience, I have been running "How to live in the Now" programmes for over 10 years. I wrote this book in response to requests from group members for something "simple and practical". I tend to see the funny side of life situations and enjoy writing humorous back pages as well as short stories and some poetry. Some of these have been published. Being here now is what really matters.
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