Walk or sit in your garden.
One of the best things you can do for your health is meditate. The benefits are well-documented, and so are the mental health benefits of getting some fresh air.
That’s why combining the two in a walking meditation outdoors can be such a boon to health. It’s called a walking meditation but anyone can do it, even if you can’t walk. You can do it in a wheelchair or simply seated in your garden. Or looking out a window.
I’ve included this meditation (and another) in my Guided Journal for Healing, HERE. It’s not just a blank writing or drawing journal—there are also activities that help boost mood and immune system.
Here’s an excerpt from the walking meditation in the Guided Journal for Healing:
Pretend it’s your very first day on earth. This is the first time you’ve seen what you are about to see.
One by one, slowly, notice everything around you: the warmth of the sun…a cool breeze….the colors of flowers…take it all in…. the activity of people in the area…the sounds around you….notice the texture of the grass and bushes.
Breathe deeply as you walk or sit in silence.
Marvel in the life around you.
Notice the feelings that come up.
Appreciate the gift of new eyes.
As you can see, this is a great exercise for anyone to do, sick or not. But it’s especially helpful for those who aren’t well.
I’d love for you or someone you love to take advantage of the healing support offered in the Guided Journal for Healing. You can order it HERE.