I like to walk fast. I have a short list of friends that share my natural pace and a couple that I can barely keep up with. I enjoy going on walks with them and always feel better in mind and body afterwards. Walking quickly provides an opportunity to process stress, exercise my muscles, and view a multitude of houses/gardens in a short amount of time,
I also like to walk slow enough to notice the scent of pine trees as I walk by. I allow myself time and freedom to stop and actually smell the roses, catch the glint of sun dew drops. and watch the inhabitants of the nearby pond go about their little amphibian and fowl lives.
Amble: (noun) A walk at a slow, relaxed pace, especially for pleasure.
There are many things in life that we can benefit from doing quickly at times and at other times more slowly. Cooking a quick meal provides sustenance on a busy day. Attending to each step of a recipe and slowly bringing together a melody of flavors will provide sustenance and then so much more.
What’s something that you typically do quickly that could be engaged at a slower pace? Give it a try. I’m curious what you’ll notice.
Daily Prompt Amble
2 thoughts on “Learning to Amble”
Love your thoughts on “ambling,” not only as it relates to physical movement, but to other types of movements as well. Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of “ambling” through recipes, trying to find ways to make delicious dinners that aren’t smothered in calories, so I know exactly what you mean – slowing things down and looking at what you’re doing can make a big difference!
Thanks for reading and sharing your experience, Christine. A delicious, nutritious meal is a great reason to slow down!