text and photo © Jonathan Zap
One of the great pleasures of corporeal incarnation is movement of the body. The movement can be play, sport, dance, or it can be practical — the movements obligatory to our survival and to many forms of work. Unless we are paralyzed, our bodies are always moving. Even if you are seated in a chair reading this, you are making all sorts of conscious or unconscious choices about your posture. How we move our bodies through space and time is like a continuous signature that transmits to others and to ourselves vast amounts of information, the body language that major parts of our brains are designed to generate and interpret. Vigorous exercise needs to be part of our daily life. Consider the occurrence of this card a propitious time to be more mindful of bodily movement.