The Art Of Walking

Genesis+They+Cant+DanceYour soul connects with you through your thoughts… Thought processes that are born in the brain… Travels down your spine… Through your legs… Into your feet… And finally absorbed by the ground… A combination of sight and touch… That most of us don’t think about…

I know you have seen it… “It”… May be you… Face planted in your iPhone… I’m pretty sure that upon closer inspection… I would find the charger snuggly plugged into your ass… You laugh but it’s true… Mind control?.. You have no idea…

We can’t even walk anymore people… Walking is an art form no one respects… Every step we take is an extension of our mind… It’s a statement… I’m not talking about swag… I’m talking about really thinking about everything that goes on in your head when you walk… All of the variables one has to account for… Do you even think about it?.. You should…

I think about it in great detail… I love to do it… I have spent a lot of time in the woods… Disturb nothing… Touch nothing… It becomes like a dance when you get good at it… Tap a rhythm in your head and you will flow through the forest like water in a pipe…

In the woods trees are the vertical element… Almost all movement will be horizontal in nature… Always watch your horizon… But always watch your feet… Every step is carefully placed… Every movement closely monitored… You never move a branch… You move around the branch… Flow with your surroundings…

I used to know an older woman I affectionately called t-rex… Not because of the way she looked… But because of the fact that her vision was based on movement… Like the t-rex in Jurassic park… She was hard to talk to… And pretty annoying… I somehow figured out that  if I froze in my tracks she couldn’t see me… Worked every time… Problem solved… This works for so many people… Try it out sometime…

camouflage is a state of mind… Moving only when there is a distraction… It has nothing to do with how you are dressed… It is the way you think… Waiting for the perfect moment… You want to open up your mind… Flex your senses… Feel your surroundings… See or be seen… Always be the first to see… That is the secret… You should always know who is around you… Before they know you are around them… Always give yourself the upper hand…

When I was still using I never wanted you to see me… Everything I did was sneaky… I’m a deep thinker and I have gotten pretty good at walking… *woopty freaking doo right!*… I know… No big deal… I can walk…

I guess I have one question I would like to ask you… Can you?..

And I’m not talking about the mindless straight line walking we all do… I’m talking about taking the scenic route every once in a while… It may not be as fast… But who knows what you will find… Beauty… Treasure… Friends… Anything is possible… If you allow yourself the time and freedom to explore… Not at sixty miles per hour… Slowly… Cautiously… Aware… accepting the fact that you may not find anything… Except yourself…

every step should be as if it was your last – chriscondello

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8 thoughts on “The Art Of Walking

  1. I love the t-rex analogy.
    Andsingingbirdartist is right about the word ‘saunter’

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  2. one of my favorite words is saunter, walking on the sacred/precious earth…i love to look with new eyes at the same place…
    http://singingbirdartist.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/favourite-words-saunter/
    my first film! sorry, it’s a little hard on dyslexics, but one day there will be a voice over 😉
    every journey begins with one step…

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  3. Watching people and their own style of walking is an insight into them. Enjoyed your writing.

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  4. loulou says:

    i appreciate this perspective, and will more fully appreciate my every step.

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  5. rodalena says:

    There’s something really musical about the silent steps careful people take in the forest.

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  6. While I like to walk and look at my surroundings I rarely take the time to actually s l o w d o w n and enjoy it. I always have a plan and things to accomplish, but since life is so short why feel the need to always be efficient? 🙂 I guess I’ll have to find the answer to that. Next time I will follow the advice of my favorite child when she slows down to admire the unexpected. Stop and smell the roses indeed!

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