“Nobody ever ‘splained it to me the way you just did.”
That’s what a friend and client told me when he came by the home-office for a consultation.
Instead of sitting and talking, we got up and moved. Outdoors – for more than three miles.
The walk didn’t just help him feel better physically; it sharpened his mind. He began thinking better thoughts because the cobwebs were cleared from his noggin. He began thinking with positivity and equanimity. He got into a state of flow.
I’m always puzzled at how someone who signs up for tips on mind power, self-image, goal achievement, and so on – thinks that information on the power of a daily walk, or deep breathing exercises are “irrelevant” to their situation.
Or those who want fitness information don’t want to hear about the value of walking.
Walking, as Ted Nicholas always says, is “the unsung HERO of exercise (emphasis mine).”
Want to live 100 or more years in great health? Want to be what the Chinese called “immortal?”
Then you better put one foot in front of the other because the centenarians, by and large, are daily walkers. Three miles is usually the magic number for living to and past 100 in China.
And this three miles daily jaunt is in addition to everything else you’re doing physically.
You can do Combat Conditioning, weight training, boxing, taiji or yoga – and it still doesn’t negate the value of connecting your feet to the Earth.
Walking is good for body, soul and the soles of your feet – which incidentally have all the acupoints for your entire body.
I walk daily before I write.
I walk at night to clear my mind.
And I walk in reverse to rid myself of negative emotion. I dare you to feel angry, aggressive, hostile, violent or sad while walking in reverse. There truly is a reason for the adage, “Take a step back” when someone is upset. When you move backward you give yourself space, room to digest and time to understand what is truly going on.
Does any of the above ever apply to you or anyone you know?
I don’t know how it couldn’t unless you’re not human and in that particular case, you’re probably not reading this.
All for now.
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