Yes You May Stop What Your Are Doing and Take a Walk
“Afoot and light-hearted, I take to the open road.
Henceforth I ask not good fortune: I myself am good fortune…
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms.
Strong and content, I take to the open road.”
James Allen, The Heavenly Life (p. 21). Kindle Edition.
Comment: We are all scolded enough with what exercise ought to be: heart rate raised for 20 min – nay that was last decade – heart rate raised for a minimum of 30 min at 130 beats per minute. Those who fall short of this sometimes give up exercise altogether, thinking that if they cannot attain the minimum definition of exercise published by experts, why bother? Others who do attain this daily habit very often go beyond it and overtrain, stressing their bodies and not allowing proper rest and healing between workouts of several hours. Today’s quote is from James Allen, and is to remind us that along with the toning of the body’s musculature, a simple walk under the crystal arcing sky is clearing and needful for mental vitality. Just as many athletes overtrain and strain their bodies, people who are busy sometimes strain the natural strength and tone of the mind.
A walk along a favorite or nearby path will refresh the mind as well as the body.