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#115: "Let's go for a walk..."

Updated: Oct 12, 2022

Oxherd Boy Let's go for a walk Where are we going asked the boy Grandfather smiled Does it matter I suppose not Inspiring quotes beautiful illustration chinese painting

Inspired by "Walking Meditation," a poem by Thich Nhat Hanh:

Take my hand.

We will walk.

We will only walk.

We will enjoy our walk

without thinking of arriving anywhere.

Walk peacefully.

Walk happily.

Our walk is a peace walk.

Our walk is a happiness walk.

Then we learn

that there is no peace walk;

that peace is the walk;

that there is no happiness walk;

that happiness is the walk.

We walk for ourselves.

We walk for everyone

always hand in hand.

Walk and touch peace every moment.

Walk and touch happiness every moment.

Each step brings a fresh breeze.

Each step makes a flower bloom under our feet.

Kiss the Earth with your feet.

Print on Earth your love and happiness.

Earth will be safe

when we feel in us enough safety.

From "Call me by My True Names – The Collected Poems of Thich Nhat Hanh," Parallax Press, 2005

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