Hello, to you listening in Porto, Portugal! Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday and your host, Diane Wyzga.
My teacher Thich Nhat Hanh taught us to say, “Arrived” as we practiced walking meditation to remind us that with each step we have arrived in the present moment where we can be most free. When we carry our mindfulness over to each task in our day: cutting vegetables, washing dishes, brushing our teeth, focusing on our project, and so on we are becoming our own freedom hero.
It takes determination, concentration, and sincerity to become our own freedom hero because no one can do this for you. The present moment of energy belongs to you bringing you freedom from worry, suffering, anxiety, and impatience.
Practicing present moment awareness is a gradual act of building trust with yourself so that you can continue the practice in moments of doubt or uncertainty.
When we invite ourselves into present moment energy we become more compassionate toward ourselves, our shortcomings, and our human foibles. We find peace and joy in who we are because we realize we don’t have to be perfect, nor does anyone else. We can let that stuff go to become free, fully alive, fully present. What a relief! Guaranteed.
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Stories From Women Who Walk Production Team
Podcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story Arts
Music: Mer’s Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music
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