I have watched lots of videos on the daily rituals of successful people, 5-6 things they all do on a daily basis.although they vary from person to person they all seem to have a few in common, Getting up early, gratitude, meditation, setting a purpose for the day. All of these things are great in their own right but they all have one thing in common.......it slows life down. It gives you time to clear your mind and find clarity.
That’s why I love walking....it slows life down, it distort time down to a slower pace, something that is precious in this hectic world we now live in. Think about it, in an average day walkers cover 20-30 km a distance that a car would take 30-40 minutes to drive. However to walk this it takes 5-6 hours. This allows you time to think, to see more detail, take in different aspects of the same landscape, even see the day change from early day to night. You have no choice but to adapt to mother nature’s time clock and mother nature’s time clock is slow. “Echart Tolle is famous for his writings on the distortion of time he belief is “Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is”
This is the gift that hiking gives me, the TIME to slow down, clear mental space so I can truly experience living.