Slow Walk In The Garden

Y’all know my affinity for the image of God strolling in the garden of Eden. One of the most spiritual practices one can do is take a stroll or a slow walk.

There is a saying:  “to live in the present is to live in the presence.” Walking meditation is a universalized practice made popular by Zen Buddhism.

During this Memorial Day weekend take some time to practice mindful walking adapted from A Path To The Heart by Jeff Kornfield. And whether it be a stroll around the block or in the park, “a good walk spoiled” on a golf course, or a thoughtful walk through a cemetery, turn off the iPod and  concentrate on using the natural movement of walking to focus on the present moment. Feel your body standing on the earth, feel the sensation of lifting your foot in defiance of gravity and then consciously returning it back to earth. This process will enhance your awareness of the Presence of God.

In fact, God is enjoying a walk in part of his garden with you. Take a minute to strike up a conversation.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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