I just finished my walk, which I love. I’m meditating and exercising all in one fell swoop.
When I first started walking years ago I didn’t set out to do both at once, it just sort of happened. Now I do it intentionally. No iPod with music or books, just wide open spaces for my mind to wander. And that allows the ideas to find a cozy spot to land. An oh, so very cool thing to watch unfold.
Today this process reminded of the questionnaire I recently filled out for the Cloth Paper Scissor magazine. The one question in particular that came to mind was, “Where do you find ideas for your work?” I can’t remember how I answered exactly, but I know it had something to do with having no control over the ideas, they just come. I suppose I should have answered through meditation, but that might sound too esoteric. And it’s not. It’s just plain and simple walking. And thinking. One foot in front of the other and I am worlds away. It is a beautiful thing.
Naturally there are other ways for ideas to formulate and land; this is just one of the ways that came to mind today.