I am not good at sitting still. Getting my mind to stop reguired counting. When I was in the first minutes of my seperation I would walk and walk and walk. When I did this I would count my steps. This progressed into a mantra: Happy Healthy Wealthy. Since then I have added Love. I don't walk much now except for courting. I use the mantra many times a day. So is there a way to meditate and move or movement with meditation?

asked 23 Oct '12, 08:32

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yes, in fact everything can be a meditation because it is all about focusing on something you choose. it can be your breath (which is very easy for most people), emotions, body, sounds etc. you can even meditate on such things as washing dishes or eating a meal.

if you want a specific form here is a zen walking meditation. http://www.ehow.com/how_5966570_practice-zen-walking-meditation.html

(23 Oct '12, 08:41) releaser99

@releaser99, anything can be a meditation, but anything can be a waste of time. "What'cha in it for, if it ain't for love?". Focusing on sounds, emotions, breath etc, is just a way to concentrate. Not necessarily meditate. Meditation is love. There's no good sitting still and thinking nothing if you don't enjoy sitting still.

People often think that to empty your mind is the point of meditation. And how do you do that? Being right here, right now, doing what you love and loving what you do..

(26 Nov '12, 03:45) CalonLan

...Because when you soak in the actual experience of the moment, you cannot contemplate or think. Then you meditate. Your mind is quiet and you live by your heart.

(26 Nov '12, 03:46) CalonLan

@CalonLan my definition of meditation is stopping thoughts. when you concentrate on something (it can even be pain or hatred manifested as pressure in the chest) you then stop most of your thoughts. if something does that for me it is meditation. it can also be breathing, eating, hearing or even farting:). the benefit of meditation/soothing the mind is then love. because if you don't have thoughts in the moment you don't have resistance either. so love that is already in you will then show up.

(26 Nov '12, 12:10) releaser99
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The Japanese have kinhin, a form of zen "walking meditation": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvY8J6YZHvA

(28 Nov '12, 00:50) lozenge123
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Hi Suds -

Absolutely there is! I do it everyday. In short, when I walk, I notate: left, right, left, right. Simply being mindful of each movement you make.

Here is a helpful link:

Walking Meditation with Thich Nhat Hanh - YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdO1vZJgUu0

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answered 23 Oct '12, 10:25

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You might try walking a Labyrinth if you come across one. They are different than a maze. Whereas a maze is something you can get lost in, a labyrinth only has one way in and one way out (though it takes a winding path).

There are different approaches to walking them, but the one recommended to me was to go in with something you want to let go of and release it when you are ready to return from the center.

If you search online, you'll find many resources :)

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answered 25 Nov '12, 15:12

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What does that mean, release it? Do you write it on something that you release, or do you say it or what? Thanks

(25 Nov '12, 16:36) Fairy Princess

Here is the Third Pillar of Enlightenment from Avatar EPC. You will notice the fist exercise is the walking meditation.

This is a PDF ebook I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

Avatar EPC Third Pillar

Avatar EPC Fourth Pillar

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answered 25 Nov '12, 15:55

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if you are able to stay aware and calm your water and make them pure while walking i see no problem with it. but you will not go as deep and will probably get distrated by the outside of the cup. the point of meditation is being aware and seing the inside of the cup and how it relates to the outside of the cup, to solve that duality,inequity and darkness. if you are in a calm enviromment,with not many people and not people dealing with darkness them self. then you can do your inner work. but if people distrac you or bring their job to you ,will you accomplish your work? but you can try it,it is experience for you to try. you might learn something.so let there be light,Be the light that you can Be, experience and enjoy.

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answered 26 Nov '12, 13:34

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Well, my dad once told me about a temple of Buddhist monks who run to meditate instead of sit (and occasionally run marathons and perform very well, apparently).

I used to go for long bike rides. It can be very meditative, especially if riding in the countryside on dirt roads, or in a place with personal significance or Associations. Though, be careful on the last one. If the location's Associations are too strong, it can become distracting--unless you're meditating on feelings or thoughts connected to that region, of course.

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