Countless studies reveal the benefits of meditation. It's great for your physical and mental health and well-being. But, as with many things that are good for us, we often don't take the time.
Today's assignment is a quick and easy "walking meditation" that you can do at any point in your day. At some time today, when you're walking in your office, at the store, or at home, take a minute and change your mindset a little. Notice your breath... inhale and exhale with conscious intention. As you do this, as you breathe easily and deeply, focus on your feet and how they feel each time one strikes the ground. Feel the ground support you and help you on your way. Feel your feet working to keep you moving. Each step is a moment of conscious, centered gratitude to the universe.
I know that some of you have sore feet - the bane of modern, shoe-wearing existence. Take that moment to have some compassion and forgiveness for the pain, and some acceptance that your feet are doing the best they can for you.
Walking is a miraculous act. If you're lucky and abled enough to walk, give thanks. If you aren't someone who can walk, but can still get around, that's where to find the gratitude.
Happy Monday. Thanks for reading!