Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Solvitur Ambulando...

"Solvitur Ambulando" ("It is solved by walking")

The old adage, Solvitur Ambulando, comes from the wandering scholars of medieval Europe. In the sixth century B.C., the Indian saint Mahavira is said to have received enlightenment while walking.

Walking does bring a sense of heightened awareness of the world. Walking can awaken a childlike sense of wonder at the world around us.

Paige has become quite the walker, all over the town of Los Gatos. As she studied for the GRE she’d walk around to review her flashcards. Or while she’s talking on the phone.

A Jain nun said: "This wandering life, with no material possessions, unlocks our souls. There is a wonderful sense of lightness, living each day as it comes."