The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way. We each have the ability to awaken. It can happen this very moment.
Thich Nhat Hahn's Walking Meditation is a classic text and there are a number of YouTube videos available of his instructions. For those who identify with the Christian tradition, former Trappist Monk, James Finley, Ph.D. devotes a chapter to walking meditation in his book Christian Meditation. There is also an interesting Christian approach shared by Eric Munro on the web at Christian Walking Meditation.
In actuality, any time we are walking we have the opportunity to notice the sensations of our feet as they meet the ground, feel our legs as they move through space. Each time we walk from here to "there" (which, of course, is just another here), we have the opportunity to notice how our thoughts carry us away from the experience of our body breathing and moving through space. Each moment as we move to close the space between us and our planned destination, we have the opportunity to expand our awareness to include the sounds we are hearing, to actually be in touch with the incredible rainbow of colors that our eyes are seeing in any one moment, to be aware of the multitude of fragrances that surrounds us. It can happen in the majesty of a hike along the seashore. It can happen as we move along the concrete sidewalk downtown.
With each step we have the opportunity to Be Mindful of the Ongoing Miracle of Life itself!
How cool is that?
*The term Buddha actually means "Awakened One".