Many of us who have the heart to serve, work in workplaces that have noble visions and high-stakes missions. We’re drawn to support others and desire to be a part of positive social change. This often leads to outcome-driven, fast-paced work environments. Many of us have learned and experienced that speed is also often the root cause of painful workplace interactions. It’s important for each of us to have a practice that deliberately allows us to become aware of our surroundings and how our body and mind feel while moving.
One practice that will help bring us to such a present awareness is…Mindful Walking
Pick a quiet place to walk outside.
Before walking, set a timer for the duration of time that moves you.
Close your eyes and take 3 slow breaths.
Set an intention to walk slowly and to listen to your body as you walk.
Open your eyes and slowly begin walking.
With each careful step, focus your attention on your feet and how your body sways with your feet.
Notice any sensations that arise within your body.
After your timer goes off, find a cozy place to write about the following prompt: What does mindful walking teach me about co-creating a liberatory workplace culture?