Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
This is a very personal blog entry with which I want to thank someone very special for simply existing.
Life might not be easy for you these days. But there have always been ups and downs over the years and after a down there has always been an up. The following quote could have been yours, but it is from a fellow musician. This is what you have repeated again and again and which makes you what you are today, better than you used to be.
Maybe it can be useful for anyone else out there:
I just watched the news and they were reporting about the mess and delays on the streets on the way to the Alps and vacationers being blocked by the bad weather. It is snowing! Finally anyone would say, if he had followed the last weeks’ news. The main subject was “not enough snow for the skiers during their Christmas holidays”. Now the snow showed up for the winterly appointment and the questions journalists are asking now: “How long will it snow?”
Aren’t we human beings amazing? We never seem to be happy with what we’ve got. And I am including myself – but I am on a serious learning spree.
For 2015, I am wishing you most of all, apart from help, SERENITY (absence of mental stress or anxiety)!!! It will allow you to take things as they come and enjoy the present moments even if maybe not exactly what you hoped for, but that is what you’ve got, now make the best out of it!
A last quote for this year, from Thomas Szasz
Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.
Looking forward to meeting and reading you all again in the New Year!
An extremely motivating book – if you love running you will love it even more after reading that book. If running is not your thing, you might change your mind after reading this book. A great story, practical things to reflect on and full of poetry too. Truly human!
“You don’t stop running because you get old” the Dipsea Demon always said. “You get old because you stop running…”
That was the real secret of the Tarahumara: they’d never forgotten what it felt like to love running. They remembered that running was mankind’s first fine art, our original act of inspired creation.
“There are two goddesses in your heart,” he told them. “The Goddess of Wisdom and the Goddess of Wealth. Everyone thinks they need to get wealth first, and wisdom will come. So they concern themselves with chasing money. But they have it backwards. You have to give your heart to the Goddess of Wisdom, give her all your love and attention, and the Goddess of Wealth will become jealous, and follow you.” Ask nothing from your running, in other words, and you’ll get more than you ever imagined.
He was onto something. Something huge. It wasn’t just how to run; it was how to live, the essence of who we are as a species and what we’re meant to be. Pall our troubles – all the violence, obesity, illness, depression and greed we can’t overcome, began when we stopped living as Running People. Deny your nature, and it will erupt in some other, uglier way.
Excerpt from “Born to Run – Christopher McDougall”