It’s Okay to Be Still For a Minute

I hurt my back recently, which is a problem when I like to run four days a week. I consulted a doctor of course (thank you, Affordable Health Care act), and was told I’m not stretching enough. Running is motion, energy, excitement! Stretching is pretty boring.

Being still was a good lesson. Not just for recovering from some minor hip displacement, but most anything that life throws at us these days. Did you just read about some lame band doing some lame stuff? If you follow metal Twitter for more than six seconds the answer is probably yes.

But instead of acting, engaging, and leaping – sit for a second. Righteous rage is a wonderful and holy thing, of course, but raging 24/7 is unhealthy. Even soldiers sleep.

Step away, go listen to the latest Rolo Tomassi, and then reach out to a friend. Much like Andrew WK’s new album, ‘You’re Not Alone’ is a true statement. Connect with some friends, align with some peers, sit for a fucking second, then figure out some moves.