If we really want to get rid of suffering, completely and totally, then clinging has to go. The spiritual path is never one of achievement; it is always one of letting go. The more we let go, the more there is empty and open space for us to see reality. Because what we let go of is no longer there, there is the possibility of just moving without clinging to the results of the movement. As long as we cling to the results of what we do, as long as we cling to the results of what we think, we are bound, we are hemmed in. Meditating on No-Self: A Dhamma Talk (Edited for Bodhi Leaves), by Sister Khema(1994)

Saturday, January 7, 2012


No route, no stretching, run for time, base on that call it mileage.  A sightseeing run, the kind where your chances of tripping and falling because your looking at a 200 year old building are quite good.  Geographically speaking, if you are in Greenwich Park in London and don't want to run the hills, go the opposite direction and head for the Thames.  The only hills today were the curbs on the side of the street.

Relating back to thinking about hills, yesterday I worked on form and decided to look like a dork and pump my arms like a mad man as I went up the steep climb twice.  It worked.  Need to keep that in mind.

One more day in London, then back to Kyiv.  I hope to get an early morning run in tomorrow before the commute to Gatwick and the plane back.  We'll see.  I enjoy running in London.

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