One of my favorite quirky things to do when I am walking (especially on longer, leisurely walks, as opposed to, say, walking from the parking lot of Dairy Queen to the counter inside Dairy Queen) is to think about what I would like to be “walking into” and then make up quick little proclamations that assert my desires–and assert them repeatedly as I stride along.
“I am walking into greater health with each step I take.”
“I am walking closer to my dharma, my purpose, with my every step in life.”
“Each step takes me closer to joyful, financial freedom.”
(“Each step also takes me closer to my Peanut Buster Parfait at the counter of Dairy Queen.”)
(“Why do they make the counter so far away from the parking lot?)
“I walk with confidence into the next successful phase of my long, healthy life.”
“I walk with youthful vigor.”
I LOVE this simple, fun exercise. Try it sometime. It’ll make you feel better. And lose weight. (Except for the Dairy Queen thing.)
But, you know, sometimes it might just be more important to WALK AWAY FROM instead of WALK INTO.
Parting can be sorrow, perhaps sweet sorrow. I don’t know about you, but I need to walk away from some things.
“I walk away from the tendency to judge those different from me.”
“I turn my back on criticizing.”
“I walk, no, run, quickly away from anything that makes me unhealthy.”
What about you? What are saying, “See ya!” to?
Let’s walk away.