Movement is intrinsic to the cosmos. Every point in the entire universe is in motion.
The Earth and planets continually revolve around each other, and the galaxy’s stars are constantly circling its center. We can see the rhythm of movement everywhere. Seasons pass into each other, seedlings sprout through soil, days turn into nights and beginnings flow into endings. Nothing stands still.
We, however, like to believe we’re an exception! We only move through time (dragging our heels) because there isn’t a choice. Concepts like change, impermanence and not knowing create havoc with the ego! It clings to security and digs a trench around a comfort zone. Whether we like it or not, we are part of the stream of Tao. A moving door hinge never corrodes. Flowing water never grows stagnant. Our journey in life consists of taking steps forward along a path. If instead we stand still, we can easily find ourselves stuck in Timbuktu!
Every now and then stop to consider whether you’re moving forward or have been lulled into a comfortable stagnation. What is holding you back? Be still and listen to the calling of your spirit. Feel the nudges it gives you to move on. It will point the way. It could be a relationship, a job, unresolved issues or a life situation you’ve created.
Moving on is never easy and without a cost. It always entails leaving something or someone behind. As a wise person once said, “How would anything have value if you could always leave it with no cost to yourself?”
Dismantle the chains of your reclining chair and remember that baby steps can be just as significant as quantum leaps. Take to heart Einstein’s words, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”