So, what is movement. It is derived both from French and Latin according to Wiktionary. Wiktionary lists 9 meanings as a noun. Looking up the definition generally on the Internet, I came across this:
Merriam-Webster defines things similarly.
Movement, to me, also implies (or rather should I say that I infer from the word) shift, change, transition. Some of which can be movement in the heart, mind and soul. Movement does not necessarily mean to me that it is only a physical shift, change or transition. And, when we change ourselves, can we change the world around us, just as a stone thrown in a pond creates a ripple effect?
There are at least several mediation images in my book, Opening the Heart: Meditations on How to Be (here) that address, at least obliquely, movement, both physical and non-physical. I'm including the first one as action is movement. You act, something moves or changes.
Next is this one, which says to me, on at least one level, the if you are living in your blood and bones that you are moving. After all, you blood and bones support you in moving your body through your day and your life.
Singing is the action of the mouth, teeth, tongue, lungs, and diaphragm. It is the movement of air. Singing can change our mood.
Well, dancing is purely and simply movement on one level. But, can dancing bring about not just physical change but also a change of heart, soul and mind? It certainly can lift spirits.
Being playful is having fun, finding joy. Being playful is shifting from the serious to the not serious. Children, puppies and kittens learn through play. They grow and change through play. Maybe we as adults should play more so that we can keep learning.
My body is no longer happy to move with the abandon of the dancer in the first picture, but I keep exploring how to move my body so that it and I stay active and healthy. Moving helps my mind and brain as well. It's most likely not so good for me to spend the time I do in front of this computer.
Shall we all move?