First, let me say, we saw the most incredible rainbow ever today. Never saw anything like it in my life. My two daughters ran screaming into the house to get my husband. We all stood and admired it. Amazing. In a few minutes, it was gone.
Now — let me share another amazing thing. A profound quote from a book that really affected me today. An a-ha moment.
I’m reading one of Bingham‘s books called The Courage to Start.
I almost didn’t buy it because it’s about starting to run and I thought, well, I’ve already started, why do I need this? I don’t need convincing! I’m so glad I did get it.
One quote in particular really hit me tonight:
Being an athlete is having a body that is a tool of exploration instead of a place of imprisonment.
Take a minute and think about it.
How many years have I felt at odds with my body? Almost my whole life. The only time I didn’t was when I was pregnant. But getting to this place — of being integrated with my body, partners with my body — is new to me. And it is making a world of difference. My body is no longer this other entity I have to conquer — my body is me and it is something to be nurtured and cherished, a partner.
I am an integrated whole, not a collection of defective parts.