“There are nights where wolves are silent, and only the moon howls.”
– George Carlin
“Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.”
“The sky walked down with the moon in her hand.”
– Frederick L. Knowles
March 31, 2019
Walking is something that’s healthy for myriad reasons; walking aids in slowing down your breathing, getting light exercise, becoming mindful, and more. Walking – the action of taking steps – mirrors an individual’s life quite saliently.
While walking, there are times we stumble, just like in life; there are times we can walk faster, or slower, mirroring how we can get so enveloped in our actions that ‘time flies’, or become so mindful that we slow down, and so on.
In that sense, walking is the very definition of simplicity: put one step in front of the other at an even rhythm. Simple. Simplicity is oft-overlooked but has resounding effects.
Simplicity leads individuals to not overcomplicate things; it leads to less clutter; it leads to streamlined approach in many different things; it also helps sear the individual to enjoying the totality of life in its full breadth and scope; it also helps in attaining mindfulness. In that mindfulness the individual becomes centered and is able to tackle any circumstance.
All of the above reasons, and more, are why I enjoy walks. Whether you walk by yourself, or with others, walking by its very nature slows you down– just like reading. Walking couples you to life, to moments, each and every step. That said, if you have headphones on, your mind might not be engaged in the act of walking and it might be drifting in auto-pilot, which takes away a lot of the mindful and centering benefits of walking (I should know, I’m a pro at making this mistake).
Oft times I wonder, what would it be like to walk on the Moon, and have Earth be part of the canvas in the night sky, rather than the Moon instead?
Perspective changes everything. Perspective changes thoughts, changes circumstances, and changes people. That’s why viewing the Earth from the Moon while walking has always resonated within me somehow. What do you think walking on the Moon would be like?
You’ve probably never thought of this. Yet, 50 years from now, the average person might be able to do it so much that they might take it for granted. Hopefully not though.
There’s something about that consideration – walking on the moon –that’s different. A walk on the moon lets you know anything’s possible, it allows you to see a wholly different perspective, it allows you to enjoy life from a different lens.
Walking on the moon, heck, merely standing on the moon, and doing nothing but just being there, seeing space from a whole ‘nother point of view has this invigorating feeling to it. It would be one of the moments in life that changes you for the better.
Those are some of the best things in life: memorable moments. And moments that change you for the better are the best.
One could argue incisive moments are some of the best parts of life. And why wouldn’t they be? If you are becoming something different, something more, you are evolving, becoming anew. Isn’t that what life is about? Change? Evolution? What’s better than having a hand in that?
You – as an individual – are then not changing because your environment, you are not changing reactively. You are changing proactively because you chose to do something different, and yet, something simple. Something that could have life changing effects – walking.
Who could have thought that something so simple, going for a walk, could have so many resounding effects?
This post is about exploring something inherently simple, walking, and coupling that to something complex, imagination. Imagination knows no bounds, while walking does. However, when both are coupled, it adds another dimension to the power of thought, to an individual, to life. Anything that’s coupled to imagination has this effect, I just chose walking because I thought the premise of walking on the moon seemed intriguing in many ways and it’s something I consider when walking at night and I also wanted to push the boundaries of simplicity.
In any case, I hope to write about ‘walking’ more in the future, irrespective of what angle it takes, or where it goes. The above is just written for consideration of how something so simple, the act of walking, can have life changing effects if seen from the right lens.
In fact, anything, seen from the right lens, has that power. That’s a seed for another post if there ever were one. But enough for now, you all have a stellar evening. Don’t forget to go for a walk!
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About The Author:
Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.