One of the few books focused solely on mindful walking and walking meditation—featuring practical instructions, gorgeous photographs, and a foreword by Robert Aitken
Written in Thich Nhat Hanh’s clear and accessible style, Long Road Turns to Joy reminds us that we “walk not in order to arrive, but walk just for walking.” Touching the earth with our feet is an opportunity to live in the here and now. Thich Nhat Hanh encourages us to enjoy each step and each breath in order to regain peace in difficult moments. The simple practice of walking with attention and mindfulness can bring the spirit of prayer into our everyday life.
This revised edition of the best-selling title includes new walking meditation poems and practices as well as photographs of walking meditation from around the world. A practical and inspirational introduction to this important practice, The Long Road Turns to Joy will appeal to anyone who is eager to bring mindfulness into their daily activities—from long-time meditators to those who want to find more meaning in their walk around the block.
In The Long Road Leads to Joy: A Guide to Walking Meditation, Buddhist monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh illuminates the spiritual benefits afforded by walking mindfully. Encouraging his readers to walk with their attention on the present and gently to resist struggling with issues of the past or problems of the future, the author offers short meditative verses and personal observations to facilitate the practice of "walking peacefully." BOMC/One Spirit selection. (Parallax Press, $8, 84p X; July)