Saturday, April 2, 2016

How Walking Fosters Creativity: Stanford Researchers Confirm What Philosophers and Writers Have Always Known

 Image via Diego Sevilla Ruiz

 Friedrich Nietzsche, an almost fanatical walker, once wrote, “all truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.”

 "A certain Zen proverb goes something like this: “A five year old can understand it, but an 80 year old cannot do it.” The subject of this riddle-like saying has been described as “mindfulness”—or being absorbed in the moment, free from routine mental habits. In many Eastern meditative traditions, one can achieve such a state by walking just as well as by sitting still—and many a poet and teacher has preferred the ambulatory method."  READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AND LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE:

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