Persistence

Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature’s laws wrong, it learned to walk without having feet. Funny, it seems to by keeping it’s dreams; it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.

Tupac Shakur, The Rose That Grew from Concrete

I found an interesting insight today, running and meditation is quite similar in many ways: running is good for your physical health while meditation is good for your mental health; both are practices that when consistently done, they build important muscles in our body, and it’s a slow built process.

Some day you feel like you could running forever, but on other days, you feel tired, all you want to do is Netflix- ing on the couch, a very similar process with meditation, some day you could concentrate, you feel calm and even thinking I could meditate well, but other days, you’re agitated, it’s very hard to sit still for 10 minutes, you feel it’s better doing something else.

The most interesting point is, we are bigger than our thoughts, we are actually bigger than our feelings. No matter how you feel that day, keep showing up. Do the running, do the meditation.

How do you know that the running or/and the meditation is good for you?

Great question. When we are doing it regularly, we may not feel anything different significantly, remember, it’s a slow built process. But from my own experience, there’s a huge difference when you’re not doing it, and I am sure your physical and mental health will not be in its best shape.

Cheers, keep going, you can do this. 
Karin Sabrina.

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