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.