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Live Man Walking!

Discussion in 'The Living World' started by PureX, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. PureX

    PureX Veteran Member

    Feb 12, 2006
    Philosophical Taoist/Christian
    Since I've been sent home from working for the duration, I've decided to go for a walk every day to get some exercise and fresh air. Sitting in the house all day will drive me crazy. So I've taken to walking in a large cemetery nearby where I live because it's quiet, and I know I can't make anyone there ill, nor they, me. No need for masks or gloves or distancing, or any of that.

    And I have to say that on the one hand it's a bit creepy given that we are all facing an unknown bit of history that could end the lives of a lot of people, including me. So being surrounded by the dead seems somewhat morbidly iconic just now. And yet at the same time, I can't help but feel exceptionally grateful to be walking along, feeling the sunshine and the early spring breeze on my face, knowing that all those folks lying beneath the earth all around me can no longer experience this.

    So that in the end, the walks do lift my spirits, and keep me awake and aware of the gift of being. Which is a gift beyond measure even in these less than ideal circumstances.

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    #1 PureX, Mar 26, 2020
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  2. Windwalker

    Windwalker Integralist
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    Jan 5, 2013
    Love, Light, and Life
    This speaks to me. For years now, I ride my bike down to the cemetery several times a week to meditate and just be in the moment. It is extremely peaceful there. I find it renews me, and makes appreciate the value of our cycles of life, honoring those of the past for their time here on earth, as it is for me to be alive today. I find it to be worshipful and life affirming.

    You've found the secret sanctuary.
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  3. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    Apr 28, 2014
    I think many of us will find that this time will be fruitful in unexpected and long-lasting ways even when we resume our normal activities whenever that occurs.
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  4. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

    Mar 7, 2009
    Zen Buddhism
    I think I'm one of the luckier ones. There's more work than ever and being I'm a road driver I get lots of outdoor time and make it a lot more money than I normally would have made. I feel really bad for those who want to work and cant make a paycheck.

    For me personally I don't care if I catch the virus or not. I'd still be very careful however by practicing personal hygiene like washing hands and such, and using personal protection equipment at my pickup and distribution facilities.

    All the same I'm hoping everyone is back to work soon and this crisis gets over sooner than later.
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  5. lewisnotmiller

    lewisnotmiller Grand Hat
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    May 6, 2013
    I don't find it strange at all. I think distilling life down to it's basics is exactly what this allows us to do/remember.

    I'm still largely battling the day to day (keeping the business alive, workers employed, etc) but even so, this is a definite reminder about perspective.