“Peace is every step” --- Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh
This week, I rediscovered the joy of walking. I surrendered the electric buggy --- up until last week, my main means of transportation on the island --- and walk everywhere. After dinner in the evening, I walk for about an hour, sometimes joined by resort guests and friends staying on the island. If you find walking alone boring, find someone to walk with. The walk will seem shorter and less tiring.
Walking everywhere, and deliberately slowing my pace, I take in the island’s fresh air and striking views of the sun sinking below the horizon; new buds opening with the onset of spring, and the first leaves showing; the insect and bird life that I had missed in my haste. Missing nothing now, my senses are awakened. We are surrounded by so much beauty, whichever way we turn.