Through the Gap. Copyright 2015 Edward Obermueller

The Peace of Motion

Midweek Devotion #12

October 7, 2015

Let life flow through you. –Osho

The body and mind both need motion to thrive.

Feelings of happiness and peace don’t come from merely being still. The isolation and bodily deprivation of the monastery may be cleansing for a time, but eventually stagnation and depression will set in.

Ceasing all activity in the mind would mean ceasing to be, just as much as ceasing the activity in the heart. Depression is actually a protective mechanism, a signal that we need motion, we need change. It is a good reaction of the body to what it knows it is missing.

Through the Gap. Copyright 2015 Edward Obermueller

Through the Gap. Copyright 2015 Edward Obermueller

The word “emotion” comes from the root “motion.” It’s not just a matter of endorphins or burning calories. It has to do with the energetic basis for our whole being.

Motion helps bring the mind and heart together in a way that modulates our moods and directs our thoughts. Movement is a form of peace.

Take A GoodMinute

What motion is my body asking for right now?

How is motion related to emotion?

Share your thoughts here on how motion (or lack of it) affects your moods, your body, your mind, your spirit.

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