Because it’s bad to start the day — or the lunch hour, or the weekend, or anything — with a sour taste in one’s mouth, or bad feelings about one’s newspaper, here’s something from the Freep today that I liked. Why walking is a spiritual activity:
Skip Davison, 56, a retired insurance agent, described an almost Buddhist technique: “When I’m with other people, my mind is constantly thinking. So, when I walk, I try to empty my mind. Sometimes I count my paces and I can feel my mind opening up.”
Yeah, me too.
Danny said on February 25, 2005 at 11:39 am
Nance, have you found a good lap pool in the new neighborhood yet?
I’m not sure if I mentioned it before, but I too am a swimmer and biker. Pretty avid at both as I tend to keep the intensity of my old wrestling days. But I do agree, whatever your style or intensity, it can be spiritual.
I typically find myself talking to God in terms of, “please, help me get up this hill,” but sometimes I ask other things, for other peoples’ sakes. I think that it has something to do with getting in touch with my flesh’s limits and fraility and the ultimate futility of battling entropy that cause me to seek His counsel. Vision quest, perhaps? Anyway, I sum it up as, “we aren’t going to be on this physical plane for long: I only have so much time to express love and duty to those around me.” Now, I’m rambling.
Happy Friday, everyone.