Saturday, September 21, 2019

Weekend Words

Not everyone is able to walk, but most people can, which makes walking one of the most easily available spiritual practices of all.  All it takes is the decision to walk with some awareness, both of who you are and what you are doing.  Where you are going is not as important, however counterintuitive that may seem.  To detach the walking from the destination is in fact one of the best ways to recognize the alters you are passing right by all the time.  Most of us spend so much time thinking about where we have been or where we are supposed to be going that we have a hard time recognizing where we actually are. 

 When someone asks us where we want to be in our lives, the last thing that occurs to us is to look down at our feet and say, "Here, I guess, since this is where I am."

(An Alter in the World - Barbara Brown Taylor)

Natasha's photo of a Connecticut walk