Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Attitude and Challenges
For example someone struggling with a loss asked me today don't I worry about losing my husband? I can say in all honesty that I don't worry about that and here is why. I choose to live in the present moment. If I spent my time worrying about what might happen I would miss out on what is happening. They asked don't you worry about disrespecting those who have passed by moving on? I can honestly say no. I look at it this way. In every challenge, tragedy or struggle something positive comes out if it. If I spend all of my time reliving the past event I won't see and appreciate the gift that came out of the struggle. To me that is more tragic.
I think running is sometimes a test like that. Can I do this? How much will I suffer? How much pain will I endure? Then out of being willing to tackle those challenges and face those fears in the present you will find a gift. It may not be the gift you set out for at the beginning, but will be what you need. Just some thoughts for those struggling through a tough time. Don't lose the gifts of the present to the pain of the past or the fear of the future.