Re. moving slowly. One of my favourite quotes from the classics talks about knowing or coming to know the feet, the inches then the tenths, hundredths, thousandths. In other words smaller and smaller increments. My interpretation of this is that it is basically talking about refinement, coming to be familiar with and in control and fully aware of the micro level of movement and body control. This ties in with knowing yourself to know others. So how is this achieved. Intuitively and even logically you must slow down. The slower you move the more fully you can experience and forge your connection at this micro level and reach further towards this refinement. I'll use an analogy; It's like travelling at a certain speed, over a certain distance. Too fast and you can't take in the scenery, notice the colours, and details. What do you need to do, that's right, you need to travel that same distance slower, then maybe a bit slower..