Thoughts along the path . . .


Movement for the Body and the Mind

When you think about “movement,” what do you envision? For many of us the answer might be walking, dancing, exercising, sports, or even housecleaning. But what if “movement” is also a way to express and experience ideas such as connection or perfection? What if it is the result of focus, training, and striving toward goals?

The next Unity Café will explore these ideas through martial arts. Movie images such as “Karate Kid,” “The Matrix,” and Bruce Lee might come to your mind about now. And while that would not be inaccurate, martial arts are more than competing for titles and awards and even more than fighting in self-defense.

But please don’t take my word for it. Instead, we will have Rahmat Costas, currently living in Guelph, come to Ayr in a few weeks to share some of the benefits of movement and seeking perfection in all things through martial arts and its connection to mind, body, and spirit.

Rahmat studied martial arts for 30 years and holds a 3rd degree international black belt. Born in Bolivia, he studied in Japan among other places, and he competed in numerous countries and settings.

Before the evening is over, you will learn a lot and you will also try at least one movement (just for fun). So please consider joining us Friday 17 January at 7 pm at the North Dumfries Community Complex. Following the program, we will have plenty of time for socializing and enjoying refreshments.

You are invited, and we would love to see you there. For more information for this event hosted by the Baha’is of North Dumfries: .



Submitted to Ayr News by Jaellayna Palmer, January 2020

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