This gives us a clear picture that in order to fully forgive, we must let a piece of ourselves die. And what for? Because there is new life on the other side. When a mother nurses her baby, her body will actually take vital nutrients from itself and put them into the babies milk. Now let’s take it all the way to our breath. We need fresh air to live, and that means we must let go of the old air, for we cannot be sustained on that. We need THIS breath for right now.
I’m not saying I’m the most in-shape person, or that I’m a great runner, but since I’ve been training for this half-marathon next month, I’ve learned a tiny little bit about running well.
Here’s what I’ve found – everything counts.
every step counts
how you land that step counts
how you stride though that step counts
every breath counts
every meal counts
pacing yourself counts
your posture counts
what you look at counts
what you do with your hands counts
knowing what your heart is doing counts
tracking your progress counts
– the list goes on…
Does that sound boring to you? It’s sounds intense doesn’t it? What if we lived our lives like this though? Can we afford not to really? Isn’t calling life “boring” an indication that we’ve fallen into the trap of not living well?
I believe that when we really get
that every step and breath matters,
that what we allow our minds to ingest fuels us accordingly,
that how we posture ourselves when we’re tired, and
what pace of life we take on (not too fast, not too slow) determines success or failure,
we simply cannot get bored or in a rut.
The road of life is coming at us- we have no choice in that- but we can and must make the choice as to whether or not to place importance on all the little details.
Because those details, in the long run, count for everything.