as a spiritual practice
Skipping adds immense positive energy and joy to our lives and the world. An adult skipping down the street, completely in the moment and consumed by joy sends a compelling message, even to outside observers, about the power of the spirit over fear.
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.