One day during a retreat on Maui, I found myself walking in this super slow walking meditation musing over a Tibetan phrase I love: ‘Good in the beginning, good in the middle, good at the end.’ People ask me why I walk this way, and the answer is because I like it.
In the beginning, I slow my steps way down, I relax in the middle and release my breath at the end. So when I came out through the remnants of the ancient stone wall of this centuries-old Hawaiian temple, I walked around the outer perimeter inhaling each time I lifted my foot, softly pressing my sole to the earth, and then releasing and exhaling as I bent and lifted my foot again each step of the way. At first, all manner of memories swirled through my brain, until gradually, with each step, all thoughts dissolve in profound peaceful walking. Timelessness, and even any thought of timelessness arises and disappears.