I've been meaning to do Sharon's walking meditations all week. Last night, snow fell. And this morning, I shoveled. I was really scared to shovel because that's how I hurt my back a few weeks ago. As a result, every few steps, I stopped and checked in with my body. Was anything twitching? Pulling?
As I shoveled, I practiced my breath. Breathe in, snow out, breathe in, snow out.
How's the back? It's okay. How are the legs? They are okay. It's going to be okay. It's supposed to be warm this weekend.
Winter will not last forever.
This was important, because I was afraid to shovel. And now I'm not.
Breathe in, breathe out, move on.