Friday, July 30, 2010
"The purpose of life is to be restored back to love, moment to moment. To fulfill this purpose, the individual must acknowledge that he is one hundred percent responsible for creating his life the way it is. He must come to see that it is his thoughts that create his life moment to moment. The problems are not people, places, and situations, but rather the thoughts of them. "
Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, from Zero Limits
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
"I thought if you could run 100 miles you'd be in this Zen state. You'd be the fucking Buddha, bringing peace and a smile to the world. It didn't work in my case - I'm the same old punk-ass as before - but there's always hope that it will turn you into the person you want to be, a better, more peaceful person. "
Jenn "Mookie" Shelton from Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Friday, July 23, 2010
"...[T]here was some kind of connection between the capacity to love and the capacity to love running...both depended on loosening your grip on your own desires, putting aside what you wanted and appreciating what you got, being patient and forgiving and undemanding."
Christopher McDougall, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
"Telling the truth when we feel vulnerable is one of the hardest things to do. We might fear rejection, abandonment, disapproval, disappointment, rage, hurt, or just the raw exposure that's an unavoidable part of the process. Yet almost every time we're willing to tell a hard truth, we grow and deepen in presence, no matter the response. The energy that we previously locked up to maintain a false front is now freed to uplift and enliven us."
Raphael Cushnir, How Now: 100 Ways to Celebrate the Present Moment