How To Do Walking Meditation

When most people think of meditation, they imagine a man sitting on the floor with his back erect and eyes closed, but you can also do it while walking.

The point of meditation is to counteract the neverending “useful” activities of your life with a “useless” activity. This helps to release built-up stress and quiet your over-active inner voice (assuming you have one). One danger is turning meditation into a strategy with a goal, because that converts it to a “useful” activity which may actually increase your stress (e.g. “I really should meditate for thirty minutes today but I’m too busy so I will squeeze it in between all these other activities I’m doing ahhhhhh!”).

Meditation must be a way for you to unplug with no specific outcome in mind. For me, it’s a way to push the pause button on filling my days with new achievements, plans, ideas, and work, allowing me to release myself—at least temporarily—from the treadmills of materialism, ego, and hedonism.

The best type of walkway to do walking meditation is one with no vehicle intersections. Circular paths around ponds or lakes are the most ideal. In standard meditation, you focus on your breath, but you won’t be able to concentrate on it while outdoors. Focus instead on your steps, calling each one in your head.

When your left foot strikes the ground, say “left” or “one” to yourself. Then when your right foot strikes the ground, say “right” or “two.” “Left, right, left, right, left, right…” or “one, two, one, two, one, two…” This sounds easy, but your mind will try to sneak in thoughts and unsync your cadence. For example, you may say “left” at a time other than when your left foot actually strikes the ground. You must devote the entirety of your concentration by saying left or right at the exact moment your foot makes ground contact.

Within a couple of minutes, your mind will be mostly clear besides what you’re seeing or hearing around you, forcing you to remain in the present. If you can continue for over five minutes, and there are not many pretty girls around, you will enter a mildly hypnotic state. You can then stop calling your steps and enjoy a moment or two of bliss before your thoughts come flooding back in.

And that’s all there is to it. Pick a relatively quiet path, dedicate your full concentration to calling your steps, and starve the mind of the fuel it needs to take you away from the moment.

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Roosh, do you personally do this? How often?
Are the benefits very noticeable?

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There’s a strong possibility that you live in a shithole country with no pounds or lakes whatsoever and dirty roads with occasional passing car or truck is the best you can get.

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You think most of Roosh’s readers are from the Third World?

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In Roosh’s case he lives in a city that starts with P in a country that starts with P. And yes, that city is pretty much an FSUesque shithole, far from the country’s coast, lakes and mountains.

It’s good that he’s finally getting out of there. Life (and especially youth) is too short to spend in polluted concrete shitholes that are being overrun by cosmopolitan LGBTQWERTY ideology.

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You’re right. For the average person it’s not a shithole — nothing compared to second-tier FSU cities or anything the Third World has to offer. It has a lot of Western European cities beat as well when it comes to safety and cleanliness, mainly thanks to the lack of cosmopolitan enrichment.

I’ve lived in P the country for over 10 years and as far as urban living is concerened I’d only ever consider the centre of K (the city) due to aesthetics and proximity to nature. But that doesn’t change the fact that the whole country (except for the mountains) basically turns to shit November – March. Smog, wet, dreary, muddy, grey, claustrophobic, congested and consequently a lot of downtrodden and frustrated people on the streets.

The feminine, easy-going, tat-free women compensated for it all but sadly that commodity is also steadily turning to shit since the introduction of smartphones and social media.

So again for the average person with the average wallet it’s not a shithole. But would I live here if I had a few million in my bank account? Not likely.

I’m curious to find out more about your move in your future articles and streams.

PS Consider writing an article about the Dagestani Muslim Khabib Nurmagomedov. The dude has been in the fight game for years but he turned into a multimillionaire superstar overnight due to McGregor, has 13 million IG followers but his wife is NOWHERE TO BE SEEN. Absolutely amazing and unprecedented display of patriarchy in the world of pro sports/entertainment. Just google “khabib wedding” to check out the only photos of his wife online. Meanwhile in the west every athlete (and man in general) has a “WAG” (or daughter) who’s showing tits & ass all over social media.

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I wonder if the new country you will move to is Serbia… I have a hunch. Good places fro walking in Belgrade are down by the river or the fortress, both are peaceful.

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So disqus pulled support from rooshv.com as well?

Can’t believe I live on planet of the cucks

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A variation of this is to do the Lord’s Prayer, one syllable at a time – to yourself in your own mind, matching each syllable with every footstep or every heartbeat or each breath you take. Reduce as many distractions as possible while you do this. It also a great way to get to sleep if your mind is racing – with your eyes closed, pray one syllable at a time, matching each syllable of your prayer to each heartbeat you feel. Pray for forgiveness, for wisdom, to have the absolute might and absolute power of God in your life, give thanks that you are alive until you fall asleep.

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I have done the same using the Jesus Prayer. Memorizing the version in Old Slavonic is especially immersive and calming.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C7-VLJxLEV4

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Roosh, can you address this disturbing content? http://culturewhiz.org/forum/topic/what-is-the-manosphere I’m seeing it on lots of sites I visit.

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I give a go, as a long time roosh v fourm member, I can’t disagree with it. It is actually very accurate.

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Yo Rossi, this thread has been hijacked. Forget about that base head penning articles. I HAVE REAL BUSINESS TO DISCUSS. Roosh, we need a strategy. If this northern hell can be cured the rest of Northern America can be as well. WHAT IS OUR PLAN!

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yep time to ban this FAG

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Talking about me?

I’m a supporter of Roosh. You’re probably another frustrated chump looking for a forum to vent.

His 2013 article that I’ve referenced before was truly remarkable. I’m here to support his assent permanently.

What can you offer FAG! You’re probably another covert dissenter from the unholy triumvirate of Feminist, Beta, and Butt pirate.

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Yeah, I just bought a place in a very peaceful, meditative area of the USA. I feel I have escaped the world’s bullshit, for now. I hate corporate America (globalism), I hate politics, and I hate anything that reminds me of the system… which is now overtaken by the most viscous kinds of rulers: communo-feminazi and her itty-bitty-shitty-committes of rejects (pawns and foot-soldiers).
I have just discovered your blog and been commenting a bit here today… I had no idea how in-tune you are. Previously, I knew of you as the PUA guy and this wasn’t of too much interest to me. But now I find your insights more important, as we all live and learn with experience over the years.

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That’s kind of elementary first level walking meditation. See the book “Fruit of Karma” for a description of technique that leads to significantly deeper levels of insight.

You could use them.