Excerpt from Walking and Contemplation

“As we step out of our doors – our homes – and depart on foot without a particular path or destination in mind, we are producing an action that is in step with the wind. We are presented with a myriad of happenings around us that we didn’t plan on seeing. When a Zen master was asked “what is enlightenment?” he responded “it’s windy today.” In this answer we see that enlightenment is not different from ordinary happenings in our world. But enlightenment is truly being in tune with what is happening right now. As we walk without destination in mind the mind is free to fully engage with the what the wind is doing, what the clouds are doing, and what are our own feet our doing. This is why, I believe, walking is such an excellent and often used action one takes when one wishes to relieve stress.”

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Belletristic: A collection of old and new.

belletristiccoveroldnewCanaan Sanders is an author, poet, and musician living in Redding, California. It was an honor to edit, format, and create this eBook for him to offer his collection of poems to the online world.

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Canaan Sanders


Canaan Sanders is an author, poet, and musician living in Redding, California. Check out the website I’ve made for him to sell and share his eBooksof poetry and music at www.canaansanders.com.