Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Parkour; Philosophical Wisdom

Taken from the book 'Tunnel Visions - journey of an Underground Philosopher' by Christopher Ross.

This quote wasn't about Parkour when it was written, but it certainly applies:

'Mental balance is impossible in the absence of physical balance. Rumi said every thought has a physical manifestation. But the opposite is also true, the body can and does create mental states.
Just try limping or walked stooped for a while - or remember what it is like to have a back injury and see what this does to your overall self-image.
Feelings of vitality are reinforced by strong physical associations. How you sit, stand and move are of the utmost significance'
- Christopher Ross

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