“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. To get home faster from the gym on a rainy evening, I started running. 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 had my walkman on me so I played a tape, and my pace accelerated even further.
I saw possibilities in my mind. 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. It was pitch black, and I was soaked. I felt the rain pouring down on my head and enjoyed the feeling.
After my third loop I stopped to walk the mile back home. I noticed how slowly I was walking…