Today I had an interesting experience while I was running. I am getting ready for my second half marathon. It was such a beautiful day today and I decided to go for a long run; a quarter marathon. After the initial start it was so interesting to see a conflict between my mental state and physical state. Physically my body was saying "no problem, we got this, piece of cake, we can either keep the same time as last time or maybe even beat it" but then mentally my mind was saying "are you out of your mind, you can barely make this run, we cant' do it, we are tired, lets just walk, there is no way you are ready, ..." And then there is ME just running. When I would get my mind busy on something other than running and then watch my running, it would seem as if I could run even a marathon at a fantastic pace. When I would allow the mind to start its chatter about running, then it would seem that I was tired and could not breath. Needless to say that I did have a fantastic run, and actually the last mile I had my fastest time (8'13" min/mile). Moral of the story, the mind will trick you, put fear in your, make you doubt, .... but you can have some fun with it by just watching it like a tantruming child; it is best not to engage with it. And just like the tantruming child it is going to get tired of kicking and screaming at some point, slowly it will quite down, and the tantrums will be less sever each time. In the meantime Keep on Watching, Living, Loving, and most important of all Enjoying.
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