The Long Road Turns to Joy

A fabulous friend sent me an excerpt from a book she’s reading and I felt compelled to share it as well…


From The Long Road Turns to Joy, by Thich Nhat Hanh:

“Walking meditation is meditation while walking. We walk slowly, in a relaxed way, keeping a light smile on our lips. When we practice this way, we feel deeply at ease, and our steps are those of the most secure person on Earth. All our sorrows and anxieties drop away, and peace and joy fill our hearts. Anyone can do it. It takes only a little time, a little mindfulness, and the wish to be happy.

Walking can be done in so many different ways. In this, and in everything else, you have choices: power walking or meditation walking? Every day, the choice is yours.”


Now obviously there needs to be some power walking. You are talking to Jackie Lovato here. 🙂 But there also needs to be meditation walking, even if it’s through the grocery store. There can be joy in all things. As Hanh says, we must be mindful of it. Happiness is absolutely a choice; I hope you choose it.

Happy Friday!


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Photo: Tuscany, Italy, October 2011

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