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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Value of Walking As Learned From This Class

    So far this book has been an amalgamate of contrasting and interdependent theories about the Idealist Plato and the Scientific Aristotle. Aesthetically, the world flashes various appearances of mysticism containing higher meaning. The tree is no longer a conglomeration of atoms, or quarks of a certain hue imprinting a socially constructed and agreed upon linguistic term upon the retina to be processed within the visual cortex and then spoken called, "brown" or "green". This slowly down of the mind in nature allows one to feel calm about this thought. This landscape that accompanies a person as a companion while walking is impressed upon the human sense within only one split-second of time. Then the next second happens, and with it a whole new set of data to be interpreted by the mind comes into existence. With that new moment, is a new way to react to that circumstance and determine the whatever various modes of analysis that person deems necessary to create. Eventually the next moment passes and one is no longer able to process the next event and must move on to the next subject of analysis. Due to societal norms and perceived, abnormal behavior i.e eye contact lasting longer than 3 seconds with a stranger, smelling the flowers on a budding flower, staring into the sky while walking, walking barefoot, or knocking on a tree, one hardly has the time to dedicate to analyze various ways to utilize
trained scientific thought, without the strange looks of strangers or
being asked if you are alright. So, nature is possibly the best place to do this, also because one does not have an extensive list of tasks they have to memorize for the next upcoming class, or for their daily life.
    So, walks in nature are great exploratory mediums for differing meditative thoughts. One is free from the social constrains of appropriate social behavior and mustn't feel self-concious about their appearance to others or the resulting consequences of their behavior socially. So, within the split-second of time one has to analyze their surrounding environment with this possibly trained heightened sense of emotion, one is able to think and draw inspiration from their visual perceptions until... the next moment presents itself. Through the practice of walking, a person's mind no longer has to focus on calculating their next step. They are able to feel confident in their ability to move and so the mind can focus on other things in their environment. Walking is the same as any other sport, the more one trains one's mind and body in a disciplined and diligent manner, the more they are apt to memorize, be creative, or reduce any external noise that may interfere with their confidence within their newly found or developing idea.  Whether it may be about existentialism,

1 comment:

  1. Country walks especially may be "great exploratory mediums for differing meditative thoughts"... but I think Mr. Jefferson had a point too, when he said their greatest benefit is a break from thought and analysis. Of course he was one of those philosophers who think too much in general, and badly needed a break!

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