When I started running I kept reading about this strange concept of a strong core. At the time I was still pretty large so my immediate response wasn’t “build core”! No my immediate response was “I just want to see my toes past my stomach”. As I continued running I realized that as I lost weight and look down to introduce myself to my toes again, one of the keys to running injury free was to learn to foot strike under my core. This of course required a strong core so I could run more upright. As I took pressure off my legs, I found with a more upright posture it was easier to breathe and my legs didn’t get as sore.
Now if I could apply that to my every day life. What is my foundation based upon? If my foundation is built around the latest fads and trends, I would have a foundation constantly shifting and slouchy. A shifting foundation cannot be strong because it will shifts and molds to the latest “thing”. If I want to build a strong foundation, something upon which I can smoothly and gracefully make the transitions in life, I would have to find something constant and concrete in an ever-changing world. This means I must place less emphasis on my feelings and emotions, and be able to dig deep for the truth and build a strong core on truth.
To transition well in life, find and build upon a firm foundation or core. As core strengthens, relentless forward movement becomes a reality.