can be as large or as small as you like. Selecting people of
similar endurance levels can help ensure no one feels bored or
pressured to do too much.
sure you take along something to carry your finds
home with you: a fanny pack, a plastic grocery
sack, or a jacket with pockets. Discovery is part
of the fun of a MindWalk.
a MindWalk for the day and read it aloud to the
group before you start out. The group can then
focus on that technique as you walk. You can also
encourage the group to choose a selection for the
next walk and read it before you get together. Or
take turns letting each person inspire the group
before you start by reading a favorite passage
from the book.
group members to share their reactions to what
they're experiencing. Agree in advance that any
observation is fair game - no criticism allowed.
Or appoint one person to be that day's MindWalks guide, responsible for helping the
group get the most out of your walk.
on a time limit before starting. If some want to
MindWalk longer than the rest, encourage them to
continue the walk on their own and report to the
group next time on what they discovered. Members
shouldn't be pressured to walk longer than they
feel comfortable with (though a little
encouragement can sometimes help us all do more
than we thought possible).
every 3 months, celebrate the change of seasons
by reading one of the "MindWalks in Time and
Place." For example, the Memorial Day
weekend is a good time to reread the section
titled "Summer Abundance."
the group can't get together in person, take a
MindWalk by phone call or e-mail. Describe what
you'd like to be out doing, plan future walks, or
reminisce about past discoveries. And promise
yourselves to get out there next time!
the MindWalks Journal
to keep a group record of your times together.
Appoint someone to be the journal's custodian and
bring it each time you get together. At the end
of each walk, let members record whatever they'd
like to preserve - a thought, a joke, a tiny
wildflower. Date the page so you'll have a log of
the group's collective memories.
your group's experiences with other MindWalkers.
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