Deep Walking

appalachian-trail-by-Dave-AllenThe mind walks just like our feet do. Both kinds of walking include destinations. However, physical walking gets us to a physical place, while mind walking takes us to a different place where our deepest values and beliefs reside. This kind of walking represents the source of our life choices.

When an instructor tells us, “I will walk you through it,” he or she is acknowledging that the mind can be escorted—just like the body.

While most people understand this expression, most people don’t give it much extra thought. Mind walking is done with our spiritual feet. People’s hearts, minds and spirits move in the direction they have decided on and prefer.

When we leave our physical bodies (after death) we continue to walk towards some destination that is relatable to our worldview and belief system (otherwise we would nor recognize the one path that is our own in a world beyond the spacetime arena). We inwardly seek that which we most love and embrace.

In the spiritual realm, individuals take the paths they most identify with. This kind of deep walking assures that everyone gets to the “place” that is most suitable to their own inner realities.

I find this dynamic logical, but worrisome. This is why the essence of religion is to help us make the best decisions when it comes to finding the path to eternal happiness. We each need to sincerely explore our inner trajectories to make sure we are not headed in a bad direction.


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EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at
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2 Responses to Deep Walking

  1. Ian Thompson says:

    Christians called themselves first “the way”.
    See e.g.

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