Think about this. A rabbit jumps, humps and runs around all day, only to live eight to twelve years.
A tortoise takes its time, does nothing fast, and some species live more than 200 years.
Is there something a human being can learn from this?
For starters, jumping is good for humans. It keeps us young, moves the blood and lymph and strengthen the bones and tendons. If you overdo it though, the way the rabbit does, you’ll pay a price.
As for the tortoise, taking time to move slowly is just as important as being able to move fast. Being able to respond quickly can be a lifesaver; then again, the same can be said of moving slowly.
When you move slowly, even going to the extreme of super-slow, you rejuvenate and recharge your body.
Moving slowly helps unwind the mind. It helps you destress and decompress.
This doesn’t mean you should do everything in slow-motion, but it is wise to take a stroll in the Dao Zou fashion each day, and doing so will change your life for the better.
As great as animals are, they cannot touch the overall athleticism of a human being who works on mobility.
No human can match a gorilla in strength, a cheetah in running speed, or a kangaroo in jump-ability. Then again, a monkey, the world’s greatest imitator, cannot do a reverse triple-gainer with a twist off the high-dive tower.
Likewise, horses cannot ride bicycles, camels cannot surf and dogs cannot be kick boxers.
This means that we human beings, as bad as we are at times, are still the greatest of the great.
We can move fast, slow, forward, backward or around in circles. And we can be wise about when we engage in any of these activities and how often.
When you learn to move deliberately in a slow manner the way I teach in Dao Zou, all sorts of other physical and mental possibilities begin to manifest – without even trying.
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