Contemplative Walking with iPhone

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Reference: Walking and Mindfulness

Voice Memos application on iPhone is a wonderful aid during contemplative walking. Ideas may be stored one after another as they crystallize at different points during the walk. They may then be played back together later, which may lead to insights.

Pre-requisite: Familiarize yourself with the Voice Memos application on iPhone. You may learn this application intuitively during the walk.

  1. Start your voice memo by noting where your attention has been dwelling lately. If there are a few things crowding your mind, then list those things one by one.

  2. Pause and playback the voice memo as necessary and select something you would like to contemplate on.

  3. You may then record a thought, then pause as you contemplate. You may continue to record your thoughts and pause as you contemplate.

  4. Let your mind associate data freely per Mindfulness 9: Associate Data freely.

  5. Playback the whole recording,  or part of it, often to keep your contemplation on track.

  6. Note the inconsistencies that show up during your contemplation.

  7. Follow them up per Mindfulness 11: Contemplate thoughtfully.

  8. Put all your thoughts in one recording with the aid of Voice memos. You may then listen to the recording at your leisure after the walk.

It is really amazing to hear all your contemplative thoughts on a subject one after another in a string. This leads to insights more often than not. Try it out.

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