“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.” -Soren Kierkegaard
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” -Lao Tzu
Today’s Wireboard starts with a little physical activity. And given the fact that sitting is the new smoking, we could all use it! It’s easy and there are just three steps. I’ll wait while you do them:
- Stand up.
- Take the slowest step forward you’ve ever taken.
- Take a couple more just as slowly.
What was that like for you? Notice anything? When I did this exercise, I noticed two things: First, when we’re walking, we’re constantly shifting weight between one leg and then the other. Second, there’s a subtle act of balance when we only have one foot on the ground. But we usually don’t notice the shifting or balance because we do it so quickly and we’ve been walking for so many years.