Walking in a dream of reality

monarchI took a walk at lunchtime yesterday with a completely open mind. I set my goal to a specific point then returned back to my place of employment to where I knew I would not be late. In doing so I removed the pressure of time and allowed my mind to completely open up to the things around me. I turned off my patterns of typical thought and just allowed my mind to be free.

Along the way I took notice of many things I have never noticed before although I have walked this same path many times. I didn’t think too much on any of what I observed, I simply observed. Walking past the parking lot of a market place I heard the voices of those talking about this and talking about that but cannot remember the words they spoke. Those words flowed through me but never landing within me because I gave no meaning to what I heard. I was simply being on this path I walked and although connected to ground I walked on my senses were busy with the small flowers growing through the ground, the pattern of the clouds in the sky and the artful growth of natures bounty in the form of tree’s, bushes and even the grass below. I noticed the beauty in the patterns of a butterfly sitting upon a branch of a tree and breathed in the beauty if felt for this simple display of the natural world that surrounds us.

Is I returned from this little walk I felt the urge to wake up out of this so called dream of true reality and return to tasks at hand in the field of a workday. I felt refreshed and new inside like a child returning home after a day of playing in the sands of time.

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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6 Responses to Walking in a dream of reality

  1. It sounds lovely. Walking meditation. Bravo! Thank you for sharing

  2. Noticing and being present–the key to joy and happiness.

  3. kkeevins says:

    NOTHING like it! I used to teach in a school right on the ocean and walked the boardwalk at lunchtime and sometimes after work. MY BRAIN WAS SO HAPPY! It deserves a break, and walking can be meditative. You deserve it. Enjoy, Bill!
    –Kathy from:

  4. New Journey says:

    This is what I do when I meditate…I start to hear what is around me and then push them out of my mind as I walk (that’s what I call my mind is doing walking) closer to still ness….I love the feeling….

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