THURSDAY, March 2 - Sure, we know that walking benefits physical health, and most of us have experienced the mental benefits of a good stroll--but spiritual fulfillment too? Many people believe you can walk the road to spiritual fulfillment through prayer-walking, which incorporates reflecting, philosophizing, or meditating into your walking routine."Prayer-walking encompasses a full spectrum of practices and techniques, from prayerful sauntering or nature-walking to a more disciplined practice akin to Buddhist walking meditation," says Linus Mundy, author of "The Complete Guide to Prayer-Walking: A Simple Path to Body-and-Soul Fitness." "I think it exercises the whole person--mind, body, spirit."
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|"When we do walking meditation, the point is not to get somewhere, but rather to practice, using walking as the object of our attention." Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Zen master and poet.|