My favorite exercise

My favorite exercise is walking.

Walking without anywhere to get, because we already have too many places to go.

Walking without a goal, because most of our goals are sloppy substitutes for what’s fulfilling.

Walking without headphones, because we live with more stimulation that our brains are designed to handle.

Walking slowly, because we move too fast.

Walking without thought, because we think too much.

Walking, in its true spirit, is not exercise at all; walking, as Thoreau said, “is a sort of crusade.” It is a crusade against all that society pressures you to be. It is a crusade that says, “I will be in this world, if only for a moment.”

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