01.29.20

Simple Steps to Quiet Your Mind

Sonia Thompson

“We consider it good to be good to others, but don’t forget that you have a responsibility to be good to yourself first,” says Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim, an international best-selling author who guides his readers on managing stress and overcoming the challenges of everyday life.

In a recent conversation with The New York Times, Haemin Sunim outlines five simple steps to quiet your mind, soothe stress, and practice regular self care. One of these five steps is to simply take a walk.

“When you sit around thinking about upsetting things, it will not help you," he says. "If you start walking, our physical energy changes and rather than dwelling on that story, you can pay attention to nature — a tree trunk, a rock. You begin to see things more objectively, and oftentimes that stress within your body will be released simply by walking.”

"If you start walking, you can pay attention to nature — a tree trunk, a rock... Oftentimes stress within your body will be released simply by walking." — Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim

Splinter Creek offers 650 acres, dozens of miles of connected trails, and three lakes where you can walk to practice self care. We invite you to visit the property today to explore how nature at your doorstep can improve your life.

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