Friday, September 17, 2010

Contemplative Push Comes to Shove

The superhuman stance of not racing. Putting my money where my mouth is. Working out without the t-shirt or the medal. How do I live up to my theory that there is no meaning in races beyond the ego?

There is a 10k race in my back yard. Historically speaking, a medal in my age group is a piece of cake. There is a 50 miler about 2 hours away. I could whip down to a hotel room after work and spend tomorrow wondering why I am there.

Instead, I think I need to swallow my ego and just go running like I always do, and spend the afternoon in contemplation. Either I give up my addiction to racing or not! Either I detox or not! Either this is my choice or not!

Now, I am at work and have a meeting to lead. See everyone later.

Saturday's ACIM LESSON 232

"Be in my mind, my Father, through the day.

Be in my mind, my Father, when I wake, and shine on me throughout the day today. Let every minute be a time in which I dwell with You. And let me not forget my hourly thanksgiving that You have remained with me, and always will be there to hear my call to You and answer me. As evening comes, let all my thoughts be still of You and of Your Love. And let me sleep sure of my safety, certain of Your care, and happily aware I am Your Son.

This is as every day should be. Today, practice the end of fear. Have faith in Him Who is your Father. Trust all things to Him. Let Him reveal all things to you, and be you undismayed because you are His Son."

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