This is a good practice for when something is bothering you, but you need to move as you figure it out.
Three things are required for this practice:
- Pen, pencil, chalk, crayon, marker, or dry-erase market
- Paper (with a surface to write on), chalk board or white board
- Comfortable shoes
Since part of the practice is writing things down, you may want to practice indoors, but outdoors is fine too.
Just be sure to dress for the weather.
Setup your writing implements so you can stand and write.
Begin walking slowly focusing on your feet and your breath. As you take a step, inhale. Take the next step and exhale.
Let the thoughts come and go as you begin to quiet your mind.
When your mind is no longer racing, and you’re feeling calmer then as yourself what’s bothering you.
As thoughts, ideas and images come to mind walk to your writing implements and write them down.
Do not spend a lot of time on doing this.
As soon as you’ve written them down, resume your walking and contemplation, until there are more things to be written down.
Continue until you feel you’ve got a good handle on what’s been bothering you. Review what you’ve written.
You can find more information about Walking Meditation by clicking here.