Sunday, July 6, 2008

Stronger than Rock Hard Abs and Buns of Steel

Does your idea of a strong body include rock hard abs and buns of steel? It’s ironic that our metaphors for strength are rocks, concrete, and metal. Just remember that rocks and concrete don’t move, which is what the human body is designed to do.

As the Roman philosopher Ovid said, “Nevertheless hard though rock may be, it is hollowed by the wave.” The photos from my recent vacation on Oahu reminded me how powerful water is. So did the wave that gave me a face plant into the beach. I'll be picking sand from my hair for the next week.

Our bodies are mostly water. When you emphasize your fluidity, you gain long-term strength.

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