“Go­ing for a good walk is a great way of let­ting go the bur­den of ‘me’. It gives us rhyth­mi­cal time for sort­ing out our thoughts; for com­ing to terms with our hu­man­ity – mor­tal, af­flicted with doubt and feel­ings of guilt, vul­ner­a­ble and of­ten clouded by con­fu­sion. This does not mean that we walk away from our prob­lems; it is more a case of get­ting them in pro­por­tion, see­ing them for what they are and not al­low­ing them to dom­i­nate us with guilt, worry or anx­i­ety.”

Mind­ful Thoughts for

Walk­ers by Adam Ford. Pub­lished by Ivy Press, RRP $14.99.

“A mind that is stretched by a new ex­pe­ri­ence can never go back to its old di­men­sions” – Oliver Wen­dell Holmes Jr, for­mer US Supreme Court jus­tice

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