Parkour is a discipline of movement through an environment (usually urban) in a smooth, efficient, and enjoyable manner. Focusing on preserving the runner's momentum, parkour requires extensive physical and mental training in order to develop the necessary strength, stamina, and confidence. It was created by a group of friends in France calling themselves "Yamakasi". Most notable of these young pioneers are David Belle and Sebastian Foucan.

Parkour has been likened by some to eastern martial arts.  This view emphasizes the inclusion of a spiritual element to parkour in order to progress from a technical skill set to a deeper "zen-like" experience. But does this experience reflect a lasting reality, or merely a fleeting emotion? Over the past century, more and more people have adopted a formless spirituality as they live their lives in the vastness of space and time. This trend has left humanity with an endless number of competing definitions of reality. How can one know what is REAL?  Is spirituality truly anything more than fabrication devised for the purpose of exercising power and authority over the masses, or else conjured up to make oneself able to cope with the cosmic unfairness of life?

In first century Athens, on a place called Mars Hill, the learned people of the time erected statues to every god they had ever heard of. Afraid of provoking divine wrath, they even dedicated an altar "
TO AN UNKNOWN GOD".  Even they recognized that their knowledge, no matter how extensive, was incomplete. A man named Paul told them about this "unknown god"...

The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being.

- Paul of Tarsus