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A Guided Walking Meditation for Problem Solving by Susan Kramer

Time: At least 10 minutes

Setting out on a familiar pathway, let arms swing at your sides in opposition to legs: when left foot steps forward, right arm swings forward.

By walking a familiar path, there is more opportunity for concentrating attention while traveling the upcoming guided inner journey.

Begin by mentally counting the in-breath as 1,2, and the out-breath as 3, 4. When the pattern of breathing is established, let go of counting.

After a while the body warms; regular breathing settles into its automatic pattern; thoughts begin to clear.

On the imaginary pathway of mind, just up ahead is a long strand of beach with a sunrise bursting upon the horizon.

Walk along toward the sunrise in your mind, feeling a rise in energy and spirits in the growing warmth of sun. Let sunlight dispel any gloomy thoughts by replacing them with caring thoughts for another.Deveraux Point, Goleta, California USA; photo credit Susan Kramer

If a problem comes to mind, form it into a question that asks for action.

Example: A school friend or co-worker is getting on your nerves. Form the question "How can I get along with ... better?"

Moving on, absorb the warmth of sunlight while noticing possibilities coming to mind for solving the problem. Next, make the mental decision to go with the solution that brings a positive result for all.

Because of making the decision to act in a positive way, enjoy the feelings of increased energy in body, emotions, and mental alertness, along with the satisfaction that comes with discovering how to solve a problem as a win-win solution.

As time for the walk comes to an end, mentally sit on a convenient boulder and view the sun-lit horizon; know that by making inward journeys as this, problems can be sorted out, leading to solutions for the common good.

Finally, coming back in mind to the familiar pathway and concluding the walk, take a deep breath; refreshed, energized for constructive action.

Walking along, refreshed in mind, solutions arise, feelin' fine. Quote by Susan Kramer.


Stan Schaap and Susan Kramer
Susan Helene Kramer is an international author of more than 50 collections and a thousand articles on rhythmic movement, modern dance, ballet, music, philosophy, social issues, meditation, yoga and practical spirituality for children, teens, adults and those challenged, with some translations in Dutch, French, German, and Spanish, and with her husband Stan Schaap- resides in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

© 2002-2011 Susan Kramer
Santa Barbara, California USA
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
published by Creations in Consciousness
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