Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Summer of Loving Kindness - Walking
Being part of the Summer of Loving Kindness Invitational, I'm becoming so much more aware of how unkind I can be to me. And I know I'm not alone. Last post, many of you chimed in about how difficult it is to take the time to be kind to yourself.
The good news is that it is possible to show loving kindness to ourselves and many of you had great ideas to pass along. Meditating. Yoga. Naps.
I walk. I realized this week that for me, this is an act of loving kindness. I used to think of it as necessary exercise but over the years, it's become much more. I get out of my doing and into being. Instead of listening to the noise in my head, I listen to the birds, lean on the cedar tree, watch the ducks, fish and otters in the lake.
An added plus, walking with my cute doggy, Jilly. Now, to take a suggestion from Stacy, maybe it's time for a nap.