Thursday, January 27, 2022

January 27--Move, Move, Move

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.  --Kahlil Gibran

    I am one who is recovering daily from being a card-carrying perfectionist, so the "move toward perfection" grates on my psyche. So I'm going with the idea of simply "keep moving" even though the path may not always be smooth and comfortable. 
    Mid-way into my sixties now, I can see the devastating effects on folks when they stop moving. A sedentary lifestyle is not good for anyone, and it is especially damaging the older we get. I see folks get discouraged thinking they must have some sort of rigid and demanding exercise regimen. This is not necessary! Walk to the mailbox. Do an extra lap around the grocery store (because you probably forgot something). Clean your house. Putter in the garden. Take the dog around the block. Dance when nobody's watching. There are lots of ways to keep moving. Here's a very valuable one: practice every day getting down on the floor and back up. Too many folks ignore the importance of that skill until they can no longer do it. One day at a time, march on.
    When one encounters sharp stones, one can build a cairn. 

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