Gain Powerful Access To Your Subconscious With This Simple Walking Meditation
Do you ever get lost in thought when you’re taking a walk?
Sometimes my best ideas surface during a walk or I unwittingly solve a problem that’s been bugging me for a while. All it took was a ten minute stroll.
I realize this has something to do with the brief access to our subconscious mind that we all get during relaxing routines like showers, driving, meditating, or walking.
Walking in nature offers a relaxing distraction.
You can make a casual routine walk even more productive. This walking meditation I’m about to introduce to you can help you discover more about yourself and the deep emotions you are harboring, and may even be unaware of. It’s the perfect access to your subconscious where all meaningful change begins. Access to this is like scoring entry to a super sacred vault full of treasure.
The key to this vault is Gestalt Psychology.
Gestalt Psychology is useful in understanding how individuals make sense (quickly organize information) of the chaotic world around them. How we put it all together and form our perceptions of the world explains a lot about us, but often this all occurs on a subconscious level. Since 95% of our thoughts and actions are based in the subconscious that we rarely get a glimpse of, we often feel powerless to change unwanted patterns and emotions.
Access to our subconscious helps us understand ourselves much better and invoke change in our lives much easier. It’s really an efficient self-change mechanism when we get a chance to access it and use it.
The Walking Meditation that helps unlock your subconscious:
Begin your walk with an intention-
pick something that draws in your attention. Now speak as if you were that something.
For instance, this summer was quite a doozy for me- a lot of family and personal challenges. When the leaves begin to change is my favorite time to take walks.
On one particular walk I set the intention to speak as the object that first captivated my attention. The leaves of course. Many were changing, some were falling.
This is what the leaves said: “I’m just a leaf, one of many, blowing in the wind, at the mercy of the tree and the seasons.”
I was able to decipher this as feeling out of control and at the mercy of situations and certain family members.
“By not talking as one self but talking as some thing, we bypass all conscious protective mechanisms. It is not “me” who is talking, it is “that thing” my attention is drawn to. All taboos are then gone (conscious mind is bypassed) because “that thing” that is talking, is just a thing.
We can then explore without censor what spontaneously comes to mind, which is very often related to an emotion buried deeply in our unconscious.” Chris Gilbert MD PhD
Consider what you learned about yourself on your walk.
How you can implement changes now that you know what you struggle with most at this time in your life.
Now take a deep breath and appreciate your new insight.
For me, it was carefully distinguishing between that which I have control over and making peace with what I do not have control over.
You can truly uncover and understand your innermost emotions and subconscious struggles with this walking meditation. Do it as often as you like, but also be sure to work through what you uncover.
Awareness is a great start.
What you decide to do with this insight is up to you, but you can’t change what you’re not aware of.
Peace and Be Well,