Sunday, August 08, 2010


Jilda was a little slow moving into technology.  She only got an email address a few years ago and she spends very little time on her computer. 
She's beginning to see the potential of various things and she's begun to ask for me to teach her things. I'm only too happy to help.
But she teaches me things too. She is a GREAT cook! Most of my friends would move in and live here for the food alone.
Today before we headed out on our morning walk, she said let's do a walking meditation. I wasn't sure what that meant but she explained that we would walk in silence for thirty minutes. We'd walk slow and be mindful of the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and the various things that you touch and that touch you while you walk.
I wasn't sure at first, but I'll try anything. Right away I become aware of the grass and acorns under foot. Off in the distance I heard a dove and even further, the knocking of a woodpecker. 
I saw a purple Rose-a-Sharon blossom highlighted by a sunbeam that somehow made it through the canope of oak and hickory.
I could smell the earthy aroma of a pine tree that was blown down a few years ago. The trunk rotted to the point that it was returning to the earth. 
Even with the current heatwave, I could almost feel a hint of autumn on the early morning breeze on my face.
The thirty minutes flew by and instead of feeling winded, I felt refreshed. I can promise you, I'll do walking meditations more often, thanks to this lesson from my lovely spouse. 

1 comment:

  1. what a great idea. and I am all about being ready for fall! :)


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