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Take a peaceful step today: ground with the Earth

There was a rare break from the winter rain here in Vancouver today, so I put aside some tasks and went for a walk along the river to enjoy the sunshine.

We are so blessed here to have green grass, even in the winter, so I did the “unthinkable” for a few minutes — I took off my shoes and connected with the Earth, feeling the winter cool beneath my feet… walking on the blades of grass… grounding with the damp soil.

As I walked, I was reminded of a beautiful passage from Thich Nhat Hanh’s “A Guide to Walking Meditation”. I looked it up when I got home, and am sharing it with you here.

“Walk straight ahead with dignity, calm, and comfort. Consciously make an imprint on the ground as you step. Walk as the Buddha would. Place your foot on the surface of the earth the way an emperor would place his seal on a royal decree.

A royal decree can bring happiness or misery to people. It can shower grace on them or it can ruin their lives. Your steps can do the same. If your steps are peaceful, the world will have peace. If you can take one peaceful step, you can take two. You can take one hundred and eight peaceful steps.”

🌿 🌿 Take a peaceful step today.🌿 🌿

To read Thich Nhat Hanh’s Guide in full, click here.


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