Dynamic Marketing Communiqué

WALK your way to zen with this simple yet mind-blowing meditation technique! [Friday: Mindfulness by Miles]

December 28, 2023

Miles Everson’s The Business Builder Daily speaks to the heart of what great marketers, business leaders, and other professionals need to succeed in advertising, communications, managing their investments, career strategy, and more. 

A Note from Miles Everson

Happy Friday!

How are you doing so far? We hope all is well with you and your loved ones. 

Let’s talk about another insightful topic related to mindfulness. Every Friday, we publish articles with a goal to help you boost both your career and personal life. 

Today, let’s focus on one type of meditation. 

Read on to know more about this topic. 

Miles Everson
CEO, MBO Partners
Chairman of the Advisory Board, The I Institute

Mindfulness by Miles  

Have you ever felt like you’re too busy to take a break? 

Do you feel like you’re always on the go? 

Have you ever found yourself craving that peaceful “me” time but just can’t seem to have it no matter how much you try? 

In today’s fast-paced world, finding moments of stillness and tranquility can seem like a distant dream… but that doesn’t have to stay that way! 

One practice you can do is walking meditation. This offers a simple yet profound way to reconnect with your present moment, combining the benefits of physical activity with the mindfulness of traditional meditation. 

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The Essence of Walking Meditation 

Walking meditation is a form of meditation in which mindfulness and focused attention are applied to the act of walking. Unlike the stereotypical image of meditation involving sitting cross-legged on the floor, walking meditation encourages a gentle, deliberate pace as you mindfully engage with each step. 

This practice is a fusion of physical activity and mindfulness, creating a dynamic synergy that fosters both mental and physical well-being.

So, why walk mindfully? 

  1. Mindfulness in Motion

By directing your attention to the present moment and the act of walking, you cultivate a heightened awareness of your body and surroundings. Each step becomes a conscious, intentional movement, creating a seamless integration of your mind and body.

  1. Accessible for All

One of the beauties of walking meditation is its accessibility. Unlike traditional meditation, which can be challenging for some due to physical discomfort or restlessness, walking allows for a more dynamic expression of mindfulness. This makes such a meditation an inclusive practice suitable for people of various fitness levels and abilities.

  1. Stress Reduction and Relaxation

The rhythmic and repetitive nature of walking meditation induces a sense of calm and relaxation. Intentionally focusing on your breath and movement serves as a powerful antidote to the stresses of daily life and offers a respite from the constant demands that often haunt your mind.

  1. Enhanced Mind-Body Connection

Walking meditation deepens the connection between your mind and body. As attention is directed to the physical sensations of walking—the lifting, moving, and placing of each foot—your mind becomes anchored in the present moment. This heightened mind-body connection then leads to improved overall well-being.

  1. Improved Concentration and Clarity

The meditative aspect of walking helps clear mental clutter. By immersing yourself in the present and letting go of distractions, you create space for increased mental clarity and improved concentration. Many also find that the act of walking stimulates creative thinking and problem-solving.

As someone who advocates for a healthy mind and body, MBO Partners CEO Miles Everson truly enjoys walking outdoors and incorporating mindfulness into it. Doing so sets him in a good mood and enables him to feel better and stronger throughout the day. 

That’s why he’s sharing these tips and insights with you in hopes that you’ll also consider walking meditation and experience its benefits for yourself! 

Let’s look at how you can incorporate such a practice into your lifestyle: 

  • Find a quiet space: Choose a path or area where you can walk without distractions. This could be a garden, a park, or even a quiet, spacious room.
  • Stand still: Begin by standing still and bringing your attention to your breath. Take a few deep breaths to center yourself.
  • Mindful walking: Start walking at a slower pace than usual. Pay close attention to the sensations in your feet and legs as you lift, move, and place each foot on the floor.
  • Focus on the present moment: Be fully present in the act of walking. Notice the movement of your entire body and the sensations in your muscles.
  • Maintain a steady pace: Keep a slow and deliberate pace. Mindful walking is not about reaching a destination quickly but about being aware of each step.
  • Stay connected to your breath: If your mind starts to wander, gently bring your focus back to your breath or the sensations in your feet. These can serve as your anchor to the present moment.
  • Observe your surroundings: While walking, be aware of your surroundings—the sounds, smells, and sights. Practice observing those around you without judgment.
  • Set a duration: Choose a specific amount of time for your walking meditation. It could be 10 minutes or longer.

Walking meditation doesn’t really require elaborate preparation. By following these tips above, you’ll find it easier to be more mindful in your next walking exercises! 


In a world that often glorifies the hustle and bustle culture, Everson believes walking meditation stands as a gentle reminder to slow down, appreciate the present moment, and nurture your mind-body connection. 

Whether you’re seeking stress relief, enhanced focus, or a deeper sense of well-being, this type of meditation invites you to embrace the journey one step at a time. 

So, put on your comfortable shoes, step outside, and embark on a mindful adventure that may just transform the way you experience each moment of your life!

We hope you’re encouraged to walk more mindfully and incorporate this into your daily routine! 

(This article is from The Business Builder Daily, a newsletter by The I Institute in collaboration with MBO Partners.) 

About The Dynamic Marketing Communiqué’s
“Fridays: Mindfulness by Miles”

High-performance businesses are run by people who think and act differently. 

In other words, these are people who are high-performing individuals

Companies and individuals of this kind have found ways to escape the grind of commoditization and competition by focusing on the RIGHT goals. 

High-performing businesses and individuals are also “return driven” businesses and “career driven” individuals. They conscientiously develop unique capabilities and resources that allow them to deliver offerings in ways no other firm or individual can. 

Every Friday, we’ll publish tips and insights from MBO Partners and The I Institute’s “The Business Builder Daily” newsletter. 

These will help you gain knowledge on the things that Miles Everson, the CEO of MBO Partners, often talks about regarding the future of the workforce. 

We’ll also highlight other mindfulness advice on how you can be a high-performing individual both in your career and personal life. 

Hope you’ve found this week’s insight interesting and helpful.

Stay tuned for next Friday’s “Mindfulness by Miles!”


Kyle Yu 
Head of Marketing 
Valens Dynamic Marketing Capabilities
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