Walking is a wonderful way to calm down when we are upset. When we walk, if we focus all our awareness on walking, we are stopping the thinking, storytelling, blaming, and judging that goes on in our heads and takes us away from the present moment. To stop the incessant thinking in the mind, it helps to focus on the body.
— Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, author of How to Walk

It’s just as important to remember that each footstrike carries you forward, not backward. And every time you put on your running shoes you are different in some way than you were the day before. This is all good news.
— John Bingham, Runner's World

It is the possibility of having a dream that makes life interesting
— Paolo Coehlo, author
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.
— Rachel Carson, naturalist and author

The mind can go in a thousand directions. But on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, a gentle wind blows. With each step a flower blooms
— Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, author of How to Walk

In every walk in nature, one receives far more than he seeks
— John Muir, naturalist, author
Trusting yourself means living out what you already know to be true
— Cheryl Strayed, author

We go through life. We shed our skins. We become ourselves.
— Patti Smith, singer

Life flows like a river. I’ve learned not to cling to any spot on the bank, no matter how lovely. Moving is wonderful practice for allowing flow.
— Martha Beck, author and life coach
What’s important is that you make the leap. Jump high and hard with intention and heart.
— Cheryl Strayed, author