(remember how little and cute they were?)
St. Benedict tells me to run to Christ. If I stop for a moment and consider what is being asked of me here, and what is involved in the act of running, I think of how when I run I place first one foot and then the other on the ground, that I let go of my balance for a second and then immediately recover it again. It is risky, this matter of running. By daring to lose my balance I keep it.
~ Esther de Waal ~
from her book
Living with Contradiction: An Introduction to Benedictine Spirituality
In yoga standing motionless on one foot requires constant micro movements and adjustments to keep one's balance and remain motionless. Running demands that we continuously lose and regain balance, staying in constant motion. In either case, constant motion is required.