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Calmness in our County

Mediative walking at the best hidden gem around

With our beautiful state currently being ranked the 4th healthiest place to live, Douglas county is filled with some of the most perfect places to start the practice of meditative walking. Mindful walking can lead to a unique set of benefits compared with its seated counterpart. The practice brings you closer to nature as well as your body. 

Walking meditation, also known as mindful walking, is an active practice that requires you to be consciously aware and moving in the environment rather than sitting down with your eyes closed. It’s a simple and comfortable form of meditation that can be particularly valuable for newcomers or anyone who prefers a more active form of this practice.

The best hidden gem in our county to get started with meditation walking is at A Sanctuary Center, located in at  3720 Wolfensberger Road in Sedalia.  Founded by Jack and Sue Pfeiffer, this nonprofit continues to be  a place for everyone.  When you arrive, you’ll immediately feel a trance of calmness comes over your body. 

The peace of walking around through a labyrinth is only the beginning. Imagine yourself in complete love and peace.  A Sanctuary Center opens at dawn and does not close until dusk.  The meaningful experience of picking the perfect time for you  to meditate allows this place to transform into so many different experiences throughout the time of day you visit. It always feel like a new experience.

 One of the most lovely parts of this journey is being able to connect withna part of the property that holds The Wishing Trees.  The Wishing Trees encourages you to write wishes, prayers, intentions, proclamations of for other in your life on streamer that then blow in the wind and spread. You can enjoy the Chapel to further reflect in quiet, worship and feel the presence what you seek.  

There are plenty of benches to sit between your walks through the many garden paths. One of the other most beautiful places to just be; is in The Geometry Garden. It hosts which a  medicine wheel and other mediation stations to clear your mind, heart, body and soul. 

Open year around and free for all to enjoy, make sure to plan a visit to one of the most lovely places to nourish your soul.

Open year around and free for all to enjoy, make sure to plan a visit to one of the most lovely places to nourish your soul.