The pursuit of tricks and skills is an inevitable dead end. It’s an absolute guarantee – if you orient yourself towards the acquisition of skills and results AS SUCH, you will run into the wall of emptiness and exhaustion. It’s critical, for longevity, but also FOR THE PRESENT MOMENT, that you approach the subject as part of a bigger picture, with an eye towards growing in relation to that subject. No amount of standing on your hands will produce growth. No amount of ANYTHING will produce growth. It’s in the connection, the spaces between the THINGS, that growth comes.