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  • When hiking, the whole forest itself is the destination. The walk itself is the purpose. There may be a 'goal' of getting to a waterfall or a lighthouse. But the true final destination is usually to return to where we began.

    We may likely encounter danger and enchantment along the way. And then, the walk is again step by step, one foot in front of the other.

    So with life.

    Awareness of the walk itself, of being on a path, is its own destination. Walking day in and day out, we come to know more and more about our chosen paths...and about our own true nature as well.

    Through the practice of walking we find ourselves developing strength, resilience, and peace. On some days we may even notice that we are moving into greater harmony with the entire forest...just by walking along the path.

    [Photo by Barbara, Theo Wirth Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Fall 2011]
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