An endorheic lake is one which has no outflow; one whose equilibrium is managed by evaporation. The Dead Sea is one such lake, and it’s called dead for a reason: it’s salinity, or salt content, is so high that it creates a condition too harsh for aquatic life to thrive. It’s a common principle that higher concentrations of anything move toward areas of lower concentration to achieve equilibrium. And while the Dead Sea manages to maintain some semblance of a lake in terms of it’s water content, without outflow the salt has no where to go. So the salt remains, and it chokes the life out of anything attempting to thrive in the waters of the lake.

Movement is life. It is prevalent in some form everywhere. It is the single most tangible aspect of life that is unifying. Everything moves. Everything shifts. Everything changes, as everything must in order to live. To survive. To thrive.

Without movement, life is stifled. The stagnant waters of the Dead Sea do not create the conditions where life remains the same in all aspects. Nay, the stagnant waters of the Dead Sea create conditions that are repressive. So much so, that even the water itself recedes.

So what does this mean for you? If a stagnant lake, the contents of which are predominantly water and salt, is slowly dying, how much better do you fare in stagnation, who are also predominantly water and salt?

The message is simple: move, and move often. Move MORE. Move for the sake of movement if you have no other motivator.