NOW FOR THE FUNNY PART: I was thinking how fun it would be to put an image of skipping on this post. What I came across thanks to google is something called iskip.com. I love sub-cultures, but this one cracked me up! Seriously funny, people dedicated to skipping. I'm still laughing about it. Because I'm one of those girls that finds spiritual analogies in everything I had to include this excerpt from the website:
Skipping and Spiritual Fitness
Just like yoga, skipping provides exercise for the body, mind, and spirit. While this web site talks about the benefits of all three, it is dedicated to the joyful spirit that skipping represents. Even more than promoting skipping itself, we are encouraging the practice of listening to what your spirit says and building the inner strength necessary to set it free. Skipping isn't for everyone. Getting out of our comfort zones for a momentary skipping escape takes guts. It is much more difficult than many realize. Our ego likes to feel in control and is afraid of what others will think. It says, "Are you crazy? Everyone will think you've lost it. You're going to annoy people with your joy."..and lots of other self-critical stuff. At the same time, our childlike spirits long to feel the liberation and freedom that skipping provides. When we can learn to simply observe our ego's fear and then choose to skip on despite it, we develop the spiritual strength necessary for inner peace. There's another powerful benefit of skipping which is that it adds joy and positive energy to the world. Seeing adults consumed by the joy of skipping sends a compelling message about the power of the spirit over fear. When you learn to turn off your logical mind and get lost in the spirit of skipping, it's like exercising a muscle that will help you deal with other fears. As external events become increasingly intense, that kind of inner strength will be more important than ever.So there you have it. Skipping is spiritual, but don't count on me starting a local branch of skipping and spiritual direction.