"True power is finding stillness within motion. " ~Lao Tzu
The concept of finding stillness within motion is central to yoga. Holding poses can be so meditative. But have you ever thought of running as meditative? I have and I do. After training for many long distance races, I find that I enjoy the training as much as I do crossing the finish line. What is it about running those long solo runs that help me to reconnect with myself, to find my inner peace?
Isn't that why most of us run?
But before all this chaos, to start my day, there is that early morning run. I wake up before the sun and fuel with my coffee. Feet on the heating pad. Check the blogs. Check the weather.
Then I run.
Just me and my shoes.
Whether there's rain or sun, wind or calm, dark or light, heat or cold, I run.
If there's an early meeting or I had a sleepless night, I run.
I run for fitness.
I run for calm.
I run to be alone.
I run because I love to run.
And I run to find peace within.
"We can never make peace in the outer world until we make peace within ourselves. " ~ Dalai Lama
Why do you run? Do you find running meditative? Do you find peace on the run? Or do you just run for fitness?
Today's Wednesday Word is peace. DebRuns picks the best words! I'm also linking up with Debbie, Rachel, Lora, and Susie for Coaches Corner!