Kissing the ground with our feet
One of the most useful sayings I’ve picked up over the last few years is this one, from Thich Nhat Hanh: Walk as if you’re kissing the Earth with your feet.
At first, it doesn’t make much sense. On a couple of walking meditations at Plum Village, I think I played with the idea, but it was odd. (For me.) But remember the first time you kissed a person, romantically? It’s something that takes practice. With walking, it’s something we can practice a lot – whenever we remember.
And these days, I remember often.
Usually, I remember when I notice I’ve just walked heavily in some way. The saying appears – walk as if you are kissing the ground with your feet – and my whole experience shifts. I walk more lightly, with more attention on where and how my feet are interacting with the ground. This attention on the body leads to thinking less, being more.
I recommend it.
In other news, I’m working through the “Course in Miracles” exercises. As with this blog, I’m not sure where it’s going yet, but I know it is useful in some way(s).
YouTube also presented me with this video of someone channelling Jesus, which contains some remarkable revelations that feel authentic to me.
If you’re new to this blog and don’t like the word “God”, I totally agree. It has far too much negativity attached to it and I prefer the words “Source”, “Universe”, “Awareness”, “Consciousness” and “Love” – although these are just words, and what they are trying to describe is All That Is. Whichever word we choose is going to feel inadequate.
Interestingly, in the video where Emmanuelle channels God, God doesn’t like the name “God” either. It’s one of many things we agree on…
Love and light to you!