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Mindful Walking

Whenever we walk, we can practice meditation. This means that we know that we are walking. We walk just for walking. We can walk with freedom and solidity, no longer in a hurry and be present with each step. Walking in this way is not a luxury, we can do it in every moment. With every step we can arrive in the present moment, we can step into the pure land or in the kingdom of God. When we walk from one side of the room to the other or from one building to another, we can be aware of the contact of our feet with the earth and the contact of the air entering our body.
Zen Master Lin Chi once said that the miracle is not to walk on water or on burning charcoal, but to walk on the Earth. Every step we tread is on the land of reality. With each step, we arrive in the here and now, becoming solid and free.