Crafting Gentleness

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Walking slower

I think for me that walking more slowly is one of the most practical things I can do to become more present. Each to their own.


  • I absolutely agree. I find that I walk really quickly when I'm stressed--and it's automatic, I don't know I'm doing it. So I consciously slow down my pace, slow down my breathing, try to swing my hips a little bit, and it's instantly calming and centring.

    I've told other people about this de-stressing tip, and most of them look at me like I've got two heads. Oh well.

    Thanks for the update, and for not driving off the road. Black ice is scary stuff--we get more than our fair share in the great frozen north.

    Walking slowly is also good for not slipping on the ice. ;)

    By Blogger Llij, at Tuesday, 23 January, 2007  

  • Funny, I'd been meaning to direct you - and other Gentle folk - towards a wonderful blog I discovered a few days ago:

    I guess one of my questions for this year is how to carry the value and the practice of not rushing, of walking slower, into the fast-paced, money-driven valley down which we are taking the project I'm working on.

    Anyway, I'm glad to hear your slow driving made a difference in what sounds like a very scary experience. Take care.

    By Blogger Dougald Hine, at Tuesday, 23 January, 2007  

  • Hey Anthony, you've been tagged. See my blog for details. ;)

    By Blogger Llij, at Friday, 26 January, 2007  

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