Walking the Camino the Somatic Way

April 10, 2016


In 12 days I will begin my walk on the Camino de Compostela.  It is my intention to walk as a SOMA - from the "inside-out"  - a giant sensory organism - a whirling mass of spinning molecules designed to move in the direction of peacefulness and spaciousness... For me this walk is about being present and noticing.  If it rains, I will notice the rain.  If the sun is shining, I will notice the sun is shining.  If I feel tired, I will notice what tired feels like.  If I feel light - I will notice what lightness feels like.  


Walking Meditation


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.


Thich Nhat Hanh




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