01 June 2009
My Walking Meditation
A strange thing happened as I was walking to Argo Tea today (Chicago). Somewhere between Waveland + Hawthorne, I realized that I was meditating as I walked. I didn't do it deliberately, but I was completely at peace, calm, my mind, empty of chatter, self-consciousness or idle thoughts. I meditate pretty regularly--except for in Europe, for some reason--but I'm always sitting down, in a controlled + quiet environment. But this just happened to me. And I only realized what was going on at first by the way that people were looking at me. For ten blocks, I was radiating something calm + pure + content, and there was no casuality there. I mean, nothing specific had happened to me. I just sort of walked into it. Even now I'm trying to come back down, wondering when I retreat into my mind again, to protect myself from the storm. . .