A walk in the foothills above Albuquerque yesterday reminded me what good a walk can do. Walking lends perspective on our health and where we live. It’s a simple and powerful tool.
Walking helps the mind flow. Seeing the sky’s movement while we’re walking or being startled by the color palette of a sprinkle of flowers can free up our thinking powers. We tune into nature’s economy and open up to life. The rhythm of movement kindles creative sparks.
Walking is a way of gathering information and experiencing what is going on in the world around us. Reynold Levy recommends CEO’s grow their knowledge by walking. “Take a walk, read widely…I am utterly persuaded that every nonprofit CEO should exit his or her office and walk two miles east, north, south, and west to see the organization as others do. Elicit their point of view.” Steve Jobs made walking an integral part of meetings with his colleagues. Take a walk, boost your health, learn something new, shift your perspective. Enjoy today.
America Walks offers tips for walking meetings. National Walking Day is April 6, 2016.
Steve Jobs’ habit of walking meetings is documented in Walter Isaacson’s biography on Jobs