“The Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh writes,
I like to walk alone on country paths, rice plants and wild grasses on both sides, putting each foot down on the earth in mindfulness, knowing that I walk on the wondrous earth. In such moments, existence is a miraculous and mysterious reality. People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is to walk on earth . . . a miracle we don’t even recognize.”
—Jan Chozen Bays, MD, How to Train a Wild Elephant: & Other Adventures in Mindfulness, page 143.