French Vietnamese monk Thich Nat Hahn is a model for conscious awareness in our lives. He teaches how to be in this life but not of it, as Jesus did. I have found great comfort and solice in his walking meditations that focus on constant awareness of one's footfall on the ground and contact with the earth. With each step we connect with all beings who make our planet their home. Now living at his community Plum Village in France, this Spiritual Master is a Divine Messenger of the way of peace in our everyday lives, in every breath and every step. As the leaves fell from this tree and landed softly on the ground below, so are our footprints to leave a gentle footprint on our sacred planet.
Let me be aware of every step I take and its impact on the earth and all its inhabitants. May I remember that I am standing on holy ground wherever I am and honor my connection with that presence of the sacred.