The universe has a wonderful way of reminding us that life is like a bicycle … that to stay balanced, you must be in motion. Life is constant motion, and when we are still enough to realize it the truth becomes evident.
One of the greatest ways to understand the importance of ‘going with the flow’, is to first understand the Principle of Rhythm. The nature of rhythm is applied in our lives whether we are aware of it or not. It also happens to be one of the 7 great axioms of Hermetic Philosophy. From bio-rhythms, to orbits around the Sun, motion is manifested in everything within us as well as around us.
So whether you’re looking through a telescope, or looking through the microscope, you will notice that everything is in constant motion. In fact, a famous quote from Kabbalah states “Rhythm is the basis of life, not steady forward progress. The forces of creation, destruction, and preservation have a whirling, dynamic interaction.”
The famous Isaac Newton, father of modern science, demonstrated this with his First Law of Motion. It simply states that objects in motion, tend to stay in motion. A great life principle, I might add, considering its importance on our well-being. This is because there lies a natural tendency to resist changes to a current state of motion.
How interesting is it then to contemplate that throughout human history, we can observe how resistant individuals, and on a larger scale, nations and peoples are to change? It’s based on law, of course. Just as we might observe oil and gas companies resistant to new energy technologies today that might affect the profits of their businesses.
When thinking of our health, we can also think of motion. As an example, the processes of digestion and movement throughout the colon are based on constant movement. Consider the importance of psyllium seed husk, or Metamucil periodically for that matter. Both are meant to help ensure the law of inertia meet little resistance with future digestive processes.
As for physical motion, the bicycle metaphor should also be a literal one. Most of us will benefit greatly from incorporating bike riding into our daily routines, since it’s all about maintaining, appreciating, and promoting better health by staying in motion. There’s a great company in New York called Brooklyn Bicycle Co that can ship a custom commuter bike to a local dealer near you. Consider that if you live close to where you work, why not try to keep the body active every chance you get?
As T.S. Eliot once said “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go”. If you’re still not psyched up enough to get moving, well here’s thirty inspirational quotes that will get you riding that bike in no time flat!
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