Tao of one footed standing

Dont push it.

I push it til my body clicks when I stretch.

Scraping bones of shoulder blades against muscle knots until dissolved.

Popping joints forward, backward until the clicking stops.

Somedays the clicking does not stop, so I stretch until my mind leaves me.

And, if nothing clicks inside, I simply revert to the Tao of standing on one foot.

Just try to multitask when stood upon the toes of one foot.

Bipedal locomotion is already ineffective and bizarre given our physiology and anatomy.

The ego fails to engage when you take postures to the extreme.

All you can do is not fall over.

But, here’s open secret x: people falling over is one of the highest forms of comedy.

So either you don’t fall and you get to forget yourself

Or else, you fall over because your ego distracts your attention,

in which case, you get to laugh at yourself.

Win

Win.

Author: writtencasey

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7 thoughts on “Tao of one footed standing”

      1. It’s a good setting from the old D&D… which is ultimately 7th day Adventist corporates I believe… Wisconsin and Utah. All that gaming IP was there originally. Other players got involved since the 80’s though.
        One thing Dragonlance did well was time travel. A lot of franchises try it. Weiss and Hickman did it as good as any

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    1. Bwahaha. Barney, your comment put me into a fitt of giggles. Throwing a leg on the conveyor belt at the grocery store. Moving with it. Someone says: what are doing? I say: tryin to not fall down. But, wouldn’t we laugh hard if I did?!

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