AdventWord 2022: Walk

Man Walking

As a Quaker I’m very comfortable with sitting in silence. But there are times when I need to move - when I’m too restless, or it’s not physically comfortable, or I just need to be doing something other than sitting at my desk working.

Walking meditatively has been a boon, it became popular during COVID as people needed an excuse to get out of the house. It’s different walking to get somewhere, or power walking for exercise. 

Instead - walking meditatively involves very deliberating thinking about what you would normally do automatically. Thinking about the lifting of the foot, the shifting of balance, movement of your body as you move weight and then the other leg.

It helps me block out any worries or unfinished tasks, and instead focus on something ‘other’. I like to listen to instrumental music so there aren’t words if I’m in a busy place, or if it’s quiet, then I’ll listen to the world around me and be grateful for everything I hear.

I find that prayer springs forth as I walk, not necessarily with words but that wordless groaning that is still understood as we walk with G-D.

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The Lord has told you, human [ O man], what is good; he has told you what he wants [the Lord requires] from you: to do what is right to other people [just], love being kind to others [mercy; lovingkindness], and live humbly, obeying [walk humbly with] your God.

Micah 6:8 Expanded Bible
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Wendrie Heywood

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