Hippocrates said that.
I love walking dont you? I love being up close and personal with my surroundings, here in India I always am aware more. I find it to be one of the most interesting times of my day, when my body walks. I live in a part of town where there are no persons of my color, and if there are my eyes havent seen them and their ceratainly not walking. Sometimes the looks I get are very curious, some are lustful, some create a sense that I must have two heads, and others create the sense that I am a demon or something. Even the street dogs and cows stare at me as if I'm from another planet and I suppose I cant blame them afterall I am giving it right back to em.
Its not only the animals, rubbish, smells,and peope I am so close to , VEHICLES are no joke here! Not only is the driving crazy, but walking in the midst of that chaos is like living in a real time video game and your trying with all your might to get to the next level. My walk to work is about ten minutes and in that ten minutes I must expereince about ten close calls, you do the math. Don't get me wrong I love the challenge and the risk, its a game I have created to get me there and back, and I am winning! There are a few different routes I tested out, a loud route and a quiter route. Unfortunatly, the quiet route puts me right in the path of some very big cows trash ,grazing pile and the people who live amoungst it, thats really hard to see and stomach sometimes, my heart leaps and I want to help, but i know I cannot. These paths lead me to the ROAD, a very busy road, where rickshaws, motorcycles, cars, and huge trucks are flying around trying to find the space that fits their rides. The one and only thing these vehicles will stop for are cows, that makes me simply a bump in the road, eeeek! So, I approach this crossing that I do sometimes four times a day as a lesson in life. My eyes see a brief opening there is time and space for me, I leap for it without hesitation or keep waiting for a bigger space, one that is more comfortable and less fearful hmmmm what am I to do? Depending on how confident my head space is I always take the leap, by the time I cross my heart is pounding but I am smiling , laughing at times. Then there are those times where I might be more tired,less hydrated, or hungry and I dont feel like I have the strength to stand up to the fear of crossing, in those moments I slow down and take my time, afterall I love my life and am not ready to leave just yet. Yes, its that level there is no slowing down to avoid the human, im serious that shit is real.
I was thinkning about writing about this today on my walk and it turned into how much this can symbolze our lives. How often we can wait around for the perfect time ( doesn't exist the time is now) or we can gather our strength and move without looking back, for if we do we will be the bump in the road, we will be the ony thing that stands on our way. My mind was turning this around , how important it is to tune into yourself, if it feels right if you feel strong and confident what are you waiting for? If there is doubt and fear what do you need to nourish yourself to take that next step? The path you choose will always twist and turn, and introduce you to things you may not want to see or provide hidden treasure, but it will always bring you to the ROAD,
In Love and Light my readers!