Intuitive walking. How and why do I do it?
I don't think this type of walk has a name. But let's call it spontaneous or intuitive walking.
What is it for me?
It is about being present. About having time and making space for being a curious kid again. Taking the shoes off to walk on the fresh dew. Touch plants and trees to explore. Swing on a swing. Notice, really notice what is happening around, what is happening inside me on the level 'How am I today?'. Suddenly turn in the other direction. Close my eyes and smell how exactly my today smells. Observe how pigeons are bathing in a fountain. Ride the escalator just because I can! Smile to people who also woke up so early and tell them 'Good morning!' Find a tiny hole in the fence and squeeze in it. Be aware that there is a dead end ahead, but still go there, because it's not about logic. It's about exploring. Discovering. Going places, where logic wouldn't bring me. But my legs and heart would.
It's about honesty with myself. Following 100% what I truly feel with no 'ifs' and 'but', with no thoughts of judgment and inefficiency. Just for that one hour in the morning. But it gives an incredible degree of freedom and connection with myself. It sets the tone of how to live the upcoming day, rebuilds my neuron connections. Gives enough energy to be charged for the rest of the day.
How do I do it?
I wake up before the sunrise and leave home in the next 10-15 minutes to great the sun, waking streets and nature.
♀️I walk around 1-1,5 hours. I walk the speeds I feel, but usually it's pretty slow.
Usually I listen to classic piano music. Today it was Fox Tracks by Einaudi.
What is important?
1️⃣ I don't have a route. I am not going to a beach, or a shop, toward this or that direction. Every moment I am trying to notice, where I really want to go. Directions might change. I might walk the same street a few times. Might stop on the crossroads for a while, until I feel where I want to continue. I am really trying to turn off the mind, and follow my legs and heart.
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