On the lookout
On Sunday, I decided to go for a walk through the Tropical Botanical Garden in Belem, Portugal to satisfy my need of beauty. I soon found myself among trees and medicine plants, wanting to explore and discover something new, for my inner child to have some fun.
There are three ways of walking:
Walking to or from a place
Walking to see something
Walking to reflect on something
These ways allow us to either focus on the destination, or the way or where we are going and why. Is my journey necessary? Is it safe and for love? When and how?
When we focus on the path we are walking, we can be more present. To taste, to scent, to feel the texture, to see and hear both others and yourself better.
To walk as an exercise in nature, focus on finding a tempo with your breathing in sync with your steps.
Altogether, any spiritually led practice is about becoming and applying more awareness. To me, that is being awake.