“The beautiful thing about fear is when you run to it, it runs away.” ~Robin Sharma
When I was eighteen years old, I began to run. On a rainy, cold night, I decided to run to get home from the gym faster. I ran around a park that was about a mile away from my home.
It wasn’t a conscious decision but felt natural and necessary.
The rain had gotten a bit heavier, but I wasn’t worried. As I ran, all I could think about was the absence of heaviness in my body. This lack started to turn into lightness with every stride. I was carrying a walkman, so I put in a tape. My pace increased even more.
My mind was filled with visions of possible solutions. Simple solutions appeared. My body was filled with awe as I experienced the opening of my mind.
My pace accelerated even more on my third loop and I started to sing (out loud) along to the tapes in my Walkman. I was soaked and it was dark. I could feel water pouring over my head. It was a wonderful feeling to be bathed in the sky.
After my third loop I stopped to walk the mile back home. It was noticeable how slow I was…