Mindfulness in Motion - by Linda Taylor

We came across this lovely poem through our links with Human-Nature Escapes CIC, a local social enterprise run by our good friend Jeremy Cliffe. Human-Nature Escapes encourages people to get outdoors, be active and appreciate their surroundings as a boost for positive mental health and improved physical wellbeing. Reproduced here with permission of Human-Nature Escapes and the author. Images courtesy Jeremy Cliffe.

 

Mindfulness in Motion

Forget the chaos we leave at home
Forget who may be on the phone
Don’t stress about the chores to be done
Start to walk and have some fun
Our busy lives leave us full of stress
Often our heads feel such a mess
Worries about what is to come
Start to walk and have some fun
Nattering on as we mindfully walk
It really feels so good to just talk
You don’t have to be fit enough to run
Just start to walk and have some fun
Time goes by and before you know
It’s time to leave our friends to go
Back to our other life we forgot all about
Walking is fun, there is no doubt.

 

A poetry walk: at Westport Lake, en route to Middleport

A poetry walk: at Westport Lake, en route to Middleport