Walking and Thinking
The power of a good walk.
There's a new sport on the streets - avoiding text zombies who recklessly attempt to text and walk at the same time. Seriously, it's a hazard, although mostly for them as they attempt to dodge traffic and tweet simultaneously.
Here's a nice article on the value of walking, for walking's sake. I've long been a keen walker. There's just something about it that is both relaxing and energising.
But are we losing the value of the purposeless walk?
The article is worth reading, and it says the best way to walk and think is with no music, no podcasts, and no audiobooks. Oh and definitely no texting someone and accidentally bumping into a tree at the same time.
PS… and a quote from one of my favourites, Henry David Thoreau.
"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives."