Running for right reason
A friend told me he felt he wasn’t running for the right reason. He ran for medical reasons – to stay healthy in the future. It was the voice of his hypochondria that drove him out.
But life isn’t in the future. It’s Now. To really appreciate running we shouldn’t resist the present while projecting ourselves into the future.
You should be aware of every step. Every step is important and “already contains within itself all the other steps as well as the destination”. Best selling spiritual teacher & writer Eckhart Tolle tells us to feel the taste of Being in every breath.
He tells us to accept what is.
As a runner, as well as a human, you can be present (aware in the moment) or unconscious (occupied with the past or the future).
As you might have understood I don’t see my running as training for the future. For me it’s a joyful experience in the present. A strong feeling of being alive. What is Your reason for running?
Eckhart Tolle’s book is called “The Power of Now”. Worth reading!