"I move, therefore I am," Haruki Murakami
Haruki illustrates clearly how movement is fundamental to our sense of self and our way of life. We are, by and large, kinetic beings out to do incredible things. We are built to move, people strive to find reasons to move. Stagnation kills. From Aristotle "Life requires movement," to Vanda Scaravelli "movement is the song of the body," we are compelled to move.
We hit periods in our lives where we look back and appreciate what we could do, how we could move. Socrates remarked "No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training… what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable," which speaks to the movement of the body.
Dominick understands movement, he flows and trains his body to prevent the appearance of ring rust, the build-up of lactic acid to the point of Rigor Mortis. As we age, we are meant to continue to train, too often we see people stiffen and reduce their movement to the point of near-death. Is it any wonder we see Arnold at 72, Stallone at 73, Clint Eastwood at 89 and Betty White at 98 still vigorous? Haven't we just seen a 53-year-old Mike Tyson look vicious in the gym?
Movement, is getting back into or staying the course if you already train every day. Don't allow the office to win, the couch to swallow you whole, or the wheelchair to claim you too soon. Move, flow like a river until you reach the ocean, and then begin your journey to great new horizons.
Like any other competitor, I will stand up from the loss and move into victory, come with me.
Watch my movement videos and let's move Coronavirus out of our lives. Let's move sickness out of the world with fresh air, some space, and my pace.
Bet you can't catch me!