Snowless Hiking Trails in February!

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Can You Believe — Just two weeks after a big snowfall, where did it all go? We had a decent additional eight inches of snow on January 26. By February 6, we had lost almost all of it. The groundhog was … Read More

Be Here Now — In a Schoolroom?

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Instead of hearing all that’a wrong with the world, how about something  good? Linda Loudermilk posted on Facebook this cheery bit of news from a Baltimore school http://www.inhabitots.com/baltimore-elementary-school-deals-with-conflict-by-sending-kids-to-the-mindful-moment-room-instead-of-the-principals-office/ Worth emulating? Love it. Thank you, Linda.  

Stay Present Longer

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We all become present at times.  A few of us can be present more often and stay present longer. Practice of being present takes time.  But needn’t take time away from everyday activities.   Our Attention Usually Gets Lost We often get lost … Read More

Contemplative Hiking

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Back when I launched Backpacker magazine, I tried to include a piece about the spiritual side of nature in every issue.  My first issue carried a piece by Colin Fletcher about his immersion in the spiritual side of his historic end-to-end Grand Canyon … Read More

Why I Love Hiking

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There is a stillness in the forest. And I love it. Actually, there are sounds out there. But they are like music.  And speak to me in wind and birdsong, instead of words. I’ve learned from my years of meditation that this is … Read More

Geezer Meditation

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After 58 years of daily meditation I’m still learning.  I discovered something this morning about staying in deep stillness. I usually meditate after showering and having my coffee and a leisurely chat with my wife. I also meditate again just before going … Read More

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