#MeditationMonday: For one minute, walk outside, stand there, in silence, look up at the sky, and contemplate how amazing life is.

This week's meditation is a combination of a walking meditation and a nature meditation. It's the perfect practice during for this warm & beautiful time of year. Set aside 15+ minutes for yourself to take a walk outside. Leave behind your sunglasses and headphones for this one. Before you begin walking, stand still for a few moments and make note of how your body feels. Take some deep breaths and set sankalpa (intention). During your walk, observe your surroundings. Notice colors, shapes, smells, lights, shadows, movements, sounds, people. Feel your body as it moves...one step after another; arms swaying. Notice the feeling of your clothes against your skin, the soft breeze, warm sunlight. Observe and be mindful without judgement. Is it hot? Cool? Cloudy? Sunny? Windy? Avoid "thinking" about anything except for what you're experiencing right now. When the mind wanders, just guide it back to the breath. How about taking a few mindful moments on your next hike?