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Mindful Thoughts for Walkers explores how walking is an opportunity to deepen our levels of physical and spiritual awareness.
Mindful walking can help us face the existential questions of ‘Who am I?’, ‘Where have I come from?’, What am I doing here?’ and ‘Where am I going?’ Through a series of 25 succinct meditations on walking, Adam Ford presents an enlightening guide to how mindfulness and walking can help us improve our conscious living, including:
• Taking time to breathe
• Finding your rhythm
• Being aware of your surroundings
• Long-distance walking
• Walking with others
• Walking by night, by rivers and canals, and exploring the city
From a gentle daily stroll to a brisk hike across the mountaintops, this is a powerful reading companion for rural and urban walker alike.
If you like this, you might also be interested in Mindful Thoughts for Runners, Mindful Thoughts for Gardeners and Mindful Thoughts for Birdwatchers.
About the Author
Adam Ford is an ordained Anglican priest, now retired. He has an MA in Indian religions and regularly lectures on Buddhism and Hinduism. He is the author of The Art of Mindful Walking (2011), Seeking Silence in a Noisy World (2011), Mindfulness & the Art of Urban Living (2013), and Galileo & The Art of Ageing Mindfully (2015).
"Most walkers know it's the perfect opportunity to clear the mind, and this little book takes the idea one step further. The author, a retired ordained priest and Buddhism specialist, offers mindful guidance, whether on a daily stroll in the city or a challenging hike in the country." - Healthy Food Guide