A donkey which turned a millstone did a hundred miles walking. When he was loosed he realised he was still in the same place.
There are men who make many journeys and make no progress anywhere. When the evening comes upon them, they discerned no town or village no creature or creation no power or angel. In vain did the wretches toil.
The Gospel of Philip, The Nag Hammadi Library
'Tortoises can tell you more about the road than hares.' (Kahlil Gibran)
In Hereford (UK) 'gewling' is what they call walking without looking where you are going.
By strong action on the Way one can bring the body to the realm of longevity bring the mind to the sphere of mystery
bring the world to great peace and bring tasks to great fulfillment.
... Strong action is training the body without being burdened by the body exercising the mind without being used by the mind
working in the world without being affected by the world carrying out tasks without being obstructed by tasks.
The Book of Balance and Harmony (Chung-ho chi/Zhongho ji) a medieval Taoist text