Mindfulness walkers gathered on the campus of Fresno City College, Saturday morning, March 11, 2017, to begin a 4 mile route through central Fresno. Walking without talking to other walkers is sometimes a challenge at first. But after walking this way for a few weeks, or even just a few miles, walkers often describe how their senses of awareness and observation are awakened. Walkers describe exercising their ‘awareness muscles’ allowing them to notice, enjoy, and benefit from knowing details they had previously overlooked.
Walkers describe opening new channels of creative thinking by walking mindfully. Walkers describe how creativity can be inhibited during the grind and stress of a busy week. Intentional awareness while walking, and not talking, allows new mental connections and creative thinking to emerge. Walkers describe having insights and finding solutions that had previously eluded them.
Walks described their observations on this walk: