Saturday, April 27, 2013

Walking for Wisdom

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk.  Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness.  I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.
~Soren Kierkegaard




A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.
~Paul Dudley White
 

After a day's walk everything has twice its usual value.
~George Macauley Trevelyan
A personal matter has required my attention this past week.
Clarity was needed so many walks were taken.
I hope to strike a balance soon.
Blessings,

45 comments:

Plain Jane said...

What wise words. A friend of mine who is approaching her seventies has a slight variation on this - when there is something on her mind she pulls out her old fashioned rotary mower and mows her (rather large!) lawn - if she is still pondering she then rolls it as well. She says she has figured out more problems this way than any other! Jane x

Mereknits said...

I hope you found peace and all the answers you needed, or just time away to clear your head. Sending you a hug,
Meredith

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

All of this is so true - I am amazed at the peace that I feel while walking. Really nice post :-)

Yvonne said...

Hope all is okay.

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

We're all with you, Tammy.

S
xo

Quinn said...

All true, and very good advice! I hope your walking helps you work things out soon :)

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Tammy. I wish you a very happy weekend.. Thanks for sharing so many lovely peaceful photos while you have been walking... Hopefully those lovely walks will help you find the clarity you are seeking. Hugs Judy

Debi Y. said...

Beautiful pictures. I hope everything works out for you soon. :)

Deborah said...

The quotes you've chosen have really helped me this morning. I used to be an avid walker and have slacked off. I can tell a difference in my well-being. Take care.

Acorn to Oak said...

Great quotes and so true. I hope your walks are helping provide clarity and a solution to your matter. Good luck.

Blondie's Journal said...

I hope all will be well in your world soon. These are wonderful quotes and ring so true.

XO,
Jane

Jeanmarie DiTaranto said...

Best wishes to you, Tammy! Your photos and quotes gave me a new perspective on the value of simply walking (my best thoughts arrive in the shower, an activity which certainly does not lend itself to photos nor quotes!).

Aishwarya said...

So much of positivity in your post Tammy. Thats the best way to look at a hurdle. Thats life. Its never a straight line. And yes.... you have inspired to me walk. I take long breaks :) I know should not and walk everyday.

Kate said...

Tammy
So beautiful and yet so much truth behind those wise words. Wishing you a beautiful weekend my friend. ENjoy!

hugs
Kate

Becca said...

LOVE these shots Tammy! Lots of sunshine where you live...sometimes the palms in the photos remind me of Las Vegas. Have a great weekend!

A Quilter's Mission - Vicki said...

I think it is the deep breathing that clears the mind! I'd take more walks if I'd get to see beautiful scenery like that. Hope that all the cob webs are cleared away, and you are feeling better. Blessings right back at ya'!

La Tea Dah said...

Such beautiful scenes --- and I loved your quotes. I agree that walking does much to change one's perspective. Getting started on a walk is sometimes hard for me (delay tactics) but once I start and complete the task I am so glad I did.

I hope that this coming week is a good one.

LaDonna
Gracious Hospitality

Pradeepa said...

Sure I agree. I love walking though my walking space is limited. Hope everything is sorted and you strike a balance soon. Have a happy weekend.

vintage grey said...

I do love to take a pretty walk!! Glad you were able to do the same this week! Happy weekend Tammy! xo Heather

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Such great quotes of wisdom and I hope that it did help you out as well. We've enjoyed daily walks together in the sunshine...
Hugs,
Mariette

crafty cat corner said...

I hope you've walked your way to a solution Tammy.
Such good advice once again.
Briony
xx

Createology said...

Walking is wonderful and I do hope you have walked yourself into clarity and peace awaits. I shall also walk and think of you dear...

O meu pensamento viaja said...

Eu sei que as tuas palavras são verdadeiras.
Caminhar é uma excelente terapia.
Beijo
Nina

Susan said...

Hello Dear Tammy...Hope things become clear to you very soon.

I think walking for clarity is a great idea. (I just need to put it into practice.)

Hope your weekend is good.

It's beautiful weather here with lots planned. Susan

Sangeetha said...

A very positive post. Yes, I have often found that a walk clears my thoughts while giving me a brief moment away from usual grind. My prayers are with you. Love.

Yarni Gras! said...

lovely photos and I enjoy the quotes you find. Been to Cancun with my family this past week so I am making the rounds today!

111 LaLa Lane said...

I agree 100%, Tammy. Running does that for me!

Kit said...

Thinking about you. Been abscent myself. Take care. :) Kit

Everyday Things said...

hope youre ok? I find that a long walk often clears the mind!

Diane said...

I have yet to feel crabbier when I come back from a walk. I always feel more centered. Diane

Liz D said...

wonderful quotes! And walking has, over my years here at the beach, moved from a guilty pleasure to a daily need. Definitely clarifies thoughts, inspires creatvity. Yoour photos are lovely!

lizzy

Angela Richardson said...

Hi Tammy,
I love your quotes on this post, Walking definitely feeds the soul and allows time for contemplation.
The eldest lady running in the London marathon was 88 years old and when asked how she kept so fit said ''I just walk everywhere'' Enough said!!
I hope you have had time to clear your head...
Sending you hugs and smiles,
Angela.x

Betsy said...

I pray you found the answers and clarity you were searching for. Love the photos.
Blessings,
Betsy

podso said...

My best thoughts come while walking. The beauty of your walks and the quotes certainly affirm the value of a walk. I hope you are coming to the clarity you need.

Lorrie said...

Walking is a great way to untangle a knotty problem. I love that first quotation.
I hope you have many wonderful, head-clearing, inspiring walks.

Hindustanka said...

Great way to sort out thoughts..and find answers. Hope it'll help you find balance, Tammy.
Have a great week ahead! Hugs!

TACIStudio said...

I am amazed at all the colors. Beautiful view.

Linda said...

Hi Tammy,
I hope you find the peace and wisdom you need this week. You know I love walking.

My sister Ann is down for a week, and we enjoyed a 4 mile walk thus far. Busy days here with the end of the school year fast approaching. This weekend was Sarah's Junior Prom (Anthony's Senior Prom), and that's a huge to do here. I have lots of wonderful photos, but they're all on my facebook albums. If you ever want to see them, just email me and I'll make the album public for that short time so you can see them as well (you don't have to have an account there to do that). And then I'll return the privacy to private after you've viewed them.

Kind regards,
Linda

Mary said...

Hi Tammy - was away this weekend actually walking in Philadelphia.

It will always be a privilege to be able to walk, and I'm thankful I can still do it without pain or difficulty. I pray that I will always have the use of my legs. The wonders of the world need to be viewed and enjoyed on foot much of the time - and even the little strolls around our neighborhoods are better than driving. Who would want to miss seeing the tiny bits of hidden beauty everywhere!

Hugs - Mary

Kathleen said...

Walking is certainly good for me and I so agree with what you're saying here. Hope your walks point your mind in the right direction. The blue tower in your pictures is eyecatching. What is it?

LuLu Kellogg said...

Thinking of you and sending positive vibes your way.

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Sam I Am...... said...

I love all the walking quotes and it is all true! I tell people all the time who complain about being "down" or "depressed" or struggling with an issue but do they listen? NO! Sometimes I just think there are some who get pleasure from being a "victim" and most are petty issues not terrible tragedies. The ones who truly suffer do so in silence most of the time...those are the ones my heart goes out to. I hope you resolve whatever is troubling you sweetie. I'm here if you need me. If you ever email me though, let me know on my blog as I don't always access my email...it's a mess! LOL!
Take care and I will say a prayer for you and your family.

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Hoping you find peace during your walks. I too enjoy walking...

Take care.

Dagmar said...

Such happy blog posts Tammy, such nice crocheted pieces, and great quotes!
Hope you are having a great weekend,
Xo
Dagmar

Poppy said...

Hi Tammy,

Your chosen quotes and images on walking are truly inspiring and invigorating! I used to be an avid walker, but have slacked off and a lot of that is due to blogging! As a result, I have packed on some extra pounds, but more importantly lost out on the peace and wisdom that come with each and every step.

I hope that each step you take this week brings you closer to the wisdom you wish for in this particular issue.

Poppy

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