Movement Is Revelatory
The study of early humans and our evolvement has shown that we were built to be walkers and runners. Our DNA and bodies were designed with the gift of movement. This movement allows life to be revealed from a different perspective. For example, in an art museum, patrons examining a painting from one spot move a few feet in order to observe art from a different angle. Music sounds different depending on where in the room we’re sitting. How we understand life depends on our perspective and that perspective changes when we move, even a few inches.
Let’s take a deeper dive into perspective and movement. The starting point is that our reality is based on our perception. The above examples clearly illustrate some ways physical movement can affect how we perceive what’s before us. What about mental movement? Doesn’t that also affect our perception and what kind of action we take? When we get stuck in one mental position, one belief, one attitude, one mindset, one way of doing things, we greatly limit ourselves, our potential and what we could achieve. If we allow ourselves even one small shift in our thinking and beliefs, our perspective begins to open and broaden. That is a step into the realms of hope and infinite possibility.
We must point out the mind/body connection. They are not separate entities. The mind and body are working together at all times. It is good to remember that our capacity to think and feel is supported in large part by the neural hardware and software that creates our ability to move and perceive. By developing one we develop the other. It's all connected.
“Nothing happens unless something is moved.” Albert Einstein
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