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Friday, February 12, 2010

A Purity Filter

Hey Ya'll,

Hope that things are good in your neck of the woods, or whatever ecosystem you may inhabit. Just wanted to share something with you all. I know that for me, one of the keys to training and racing... in fact living, is to be in the moment, the Be Here Now kind of thing.

Just read a great example of this courtesy of Tom at Run Now and wanted to send out a little inter-web ripple for you all before the weekend is here. You may have a long run (which may be looming imposingly over you) to complete and these running "tasks" might seem like meaningless check boxes to fill in.

Just a quick reminder of the kind of mental space we might want to consider for ourselves as we are tempted to be swept up by the frantic world around us.

Do not whip through this life, but let it ease through you, as if you were a filter for capturing all that is wonderful and a cleanser for all that needs help being cleansed.

So, with each step, as your momentum carries you through this complicated world, just breathe in... and think about how pure these moments are. As you exhale, you are delivering a small piece of that purity to the world around you... and we all thank you for doing so.

Let's be flexible and yielding, yet rooted firmly in our selves.


  1. Exactly, Sean! Brilliant words. Sounds like we have a lot in common. I mean hell, we both dig Lebowski and are Saggitarians...I guess, who doesn't like Lebowski though?

    Thanks again for the reference to Run Now.

  2. Hi Sean,
    That was beautiful!! You are a smart man and a deep thinker:) Have a great weekend Sean!!

  3. I agree. It's all about appreciating what you have. I'm often looking too far ahead to see what is directly in front of me, thus missing out on some really important moment. Well said.

  4. So first, I love your comment on his page. "the dude abides" Such a good movie.

    Anywhoo, I could really use this. The days have been frantic and the nights filled with running to unwind.

  5. Love your posts, and this one is one of your best. Great work man in keeping my perspective grounded.

  6. I really needed that today, thank you!!!


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