Thursday, June 3, 2010

Synchronization


 I saw this on 'OMG Facts' and am intrigued.
If you walk and talk with someone, eventually you will synchronize your steps with each other.

Interpersonal synchronization of stepping happens when people walk side-by-side. Little is known about this, but it has practical uses in therapy. In 2009, this phenomenon was the subject of a study to help impaired people in rehabilitation. Subjects were paired together to walk on treadmills side-by-side. The result? People started walking faster to keep up with their partners.
So I googled it. You know not everything on the internet is true, right? But it's definitely true if you verify it from another source, so always do that, OK? And 'Science Direct' (doesn't that sound official?) says there is 'preliminary empirical evidence for uninstructed, or spontaneous, synchronization between walking partners'. So it's true!

And I can't help but think about this with my 'spiritual eyes' and I wonder, if I walk with Jesus and talk with Him, won't I start to walk like Him? Jesus said He could only do what the Father was doing, and then He said to follow Him - He wants us to be instep with what He's doing!

New personal goal: work toward synchronization in this walk with Jesus.

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