Friday, October 26, 2007

An Unfathomable Gift!

"I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving,
harmonious, and happy!"

Jerilyn Whitaker

You have been given a wonderful gift. Have you opened it yet?

I received this quote from my friend Jerilyn in response to my Healthy Thought a couple of weeks ago. It really struck a chord with me because I had just run my first marathon earlier that same day, and I was definitely feeling whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy. (Heavy on the strong and happy; throw in a little bit of sore.)

The Spokane Marathon was my third major event on my quest to run Ironman Coeur d'Alene next June. Every time I finish one of these races it's an emotional and exhilirating experience for me. I remember the many years of pain I've been through, and the times when I could only watch others do such things. I didn't even wish that I could do them; it wasn't even in the realm of possibility for me. And now, here I am -- a marathoner! The healing power of the human body (your human body) is truly unfathomable!

Your inherent and breathtaking potential will continue to amaze you as you allow it to unfold. It's the greatest gift you will ever receive. So go ahead...start opening it!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Brick Walls

"The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the
brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how
badly we want something. The brick walls are there to
stop the people who don't want it badly enough."

Professor Randy Pausch
A Dying Professor's Last Lecture.

See an inspiring four minute video highlighting Professor Pausch's lecture at this link:

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Amnesia...I Highly Recommend It!

"I run because it gives me amnesia."
An ad for running shoes (I think) that I saw a few months ago.

Ah...nothing beats a good case of amnesia. The ad I refer to above goes on to say that running clears your mind by letting you forget about stresses and pressures of the day. Great idea!

If you're not enjoying a relaxing bout of amnesia every day, give it a try. You don't have to go running if that's not your thing. Do something you enjoy--gardening, dancing, weightlifting, shooting hoops--whatever you love to do.

Just do it. Don't forget!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

The Grandest Adventure!

There is only one journey: going inside yourself.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Go inside...deeper..deeper...

The inward journey is the grandest adventure of all. You will travel through valleys that are deep, dark and cold, and climb to vistas that will take your breath away. The path will have long, smooth straightaways as well as treacherous curves and bone jarring rough spots. You will be thrilled, terrified, joyful, sad, surprised, agitated and peaceful. And on the journey you will discover treasures you never knew existed--treasures the likes of which you can't find anywhere else. In fact, you've already found some, haven't you? There is much more waiting to be discovered.

Have a great trip!