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)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New Leaves? Or Same Old Story?

After two days off feeling sorry for myself and some polite reflection on the events of Sunday, I ran a nice pleasant easy 12k today.  We have yet another holiday here in Kyiv.  This one is Victory Day.  More people died on this side of the war than on the US side, about 20 times more, so if they want to have the day off whatever.  Unfortunately, they don't really have the day off because they have to work on Saturday so I am not sure how that is a day off.

The run was very nice, not fast, probably slow, good small steps, just a run, no watch.

On the other hand, I am trying to implement some changes in general after the Sunday fiasco.  I've done some re-research ( I knew it before but needed a kick in the head again ) on Low Glycemic Index foods and dietary requirements.  Gee, who knew you couldn't eat all the ice cream and junk you wanted and lose weight, I'm shocked I say, shocked!

So, trying to turn over a leaf here with diet, getting back to doing Core Exercises and getting the correct amount of sleep and considering each run to be the start of a brand new thing.  Breath by Breath.

Have you heard this one before?

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