600 seconds (or ten minutes) of walking for mindful pleasure a few times a week allows you to enjoy a worry-free moment in your life.
During this walking meditation, you’re not trying to get anywhere. There is no arriving, other than continually arriving within the moment you’re in and breathing in a very relaxed, conscious way.
With this practice, we’re learning to refine our intimacy with the present moment and the simple experience of enjoying ourselves with no goal in mind. Consider this meditation a way of giving the earth a lovely little massage!
Every path, every street in the world, is your walking meditation path.
— Thich Nhat Hanh
Walk so that your footprints bear only the marks of peaceful joy and complete freedom. To do this you have to learn to let go. Let go of your sorrows, let go of your worries. That is the secret of walking meditation.
— Thich Nhat Hanh
What's the quality of your presence and breathe when you're walking?
During a psychedelic experience, how aware of you of the subtle feelings and messages?
How can you integrate more intimate moments of awareness in your day?
“Every path I take in the world is my meditation path.”
Mindful walking is a beautiful practice to help us land in the moment we are in. Our only objective is to breathe, relax, and enjoy the act of moving our body. This mindful approach to walking is a simple anchor for moving in life but also for grounding during a psychedelic experience. As we enter expanded states of consciousness, present moment awareness is a superpower we can tap into at any time.
Come practice with us
Monthly mindfulness workshops
Every month, David hosts a mindfulness meditation workshop on Nectara. Join the next one and come deepen your mindfulness practice.
Book a session with David
Get direct support from David—a mindfulness teacher with 20+ years of experience—and gain additional support and clarity about what truly matters to you. Book a complimentary call with him on Nectara.
Walk your journey with us
Are you looking for a safe and intimate community space to share your healing story, deepen your practice, and connect with others? Join Nectara’s Circle, our psychedelic wellness support community.
For a deeper dive
If you’re wanting to take a deeper dive with David about mindfulness, check out these curated resources he’s created or selected for you:
Like our bodies which contain a hidden life inside, plants also contain a universe within. Want to listen to live music generated by plants?
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Poem by Mary Oliver:
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We are making this resource accessible to more folks with a pay what you can model. Did you find this part of the journey useful to you? Consider donating to David and Nectara for our time and energy so that we can create more resources for the psychedelic community.
Part of the proceeds will go to a lineage and organization David has learned and practiced meditation with for 20 years:
Paramahansa Yogananda's Self-Realization Fellowship