RUN YOUR OWN RACE
Most competitive runners have been taught to ‘run their own race.’ This means having a strategy or plan which involves not allowing other runners to dictate their pace.
On the other hand, there are also those non-athletes we are aware of, who continually allow others to dictate their pace of life. They are too afraid to run their own race, worried about what others might think or say. Some are in constant need of validation, comparing and competing with others. They are more focused on what others are doing. Find out what makes you unique, concentrate, and run your own race. If you can’t run, then walk! Also, whilst you are doing this – stay in your own lane.
Whilst running your own race, you also need to find your own rhythm and steady pace. Distractions occur when you are not running your own race. Remember nothing good happens when you are continually comparing and competing with others. You may find yourself losing pace, and eventually unable to keep up anyway! Being outrun by the faster and more focused runners who are ‘doing their thing’, and undeterred by you. Running your own race means focusing on you, and doing your absolute best each time. Someone else’s achievement is about them, and has nothing to do with you.
Do not forget that your greatest support shall always come from your inner guide. Stay focused on your race, and watch and listen out for signs that tells you which path to follow. All you need to do is to trust, and allow your inner guide to be your strength and source. Your inner guide will encourage you to run your own race, to keep on going and moving forwards, until you eventually across that finishing line.
The glowing colours of autumn
One of the things I adore about autumn is the rich fusion of colours. The fusion of red, yellow, green, and burnt orange of the leaves, mingled together without completely losing their individual characteristics.
Although, those changes may seem outwardly simple, we know that the results are caused by a range of composites, such as weather conditions, chemical compounds etc.
A lesson I have learnt from autumn is that, despite those many challenges that we face, as long as there is life, there is an opportunity to rebuild again. Much like a tree, which produces its leaves. We have also been given, an opportunity to change and improve aspects of our lives, caused by conditions.
Challenging situations may be an opportunity to reflect and replenish, as we begin the transition towards winter and change.
Happy new month of October!
Feeding the Soul
When we think of nourishment we think mainly of what we eat. Nourishment is far deeper and greater, as it is, all the things that we consume. It is the words we use, the programmes we watch, the music we listen to, the people we surround ourselves with, how we communicate, our behaviour, our attitude, our values, far more when we stop to think. All these are a form of nourishment, which continues to feed our souls in either a negative or positive light.
What is the purpose of life, if you continue ingesting those very things that causes you distress, to remain unhappy, to hate, lack of energy, or your ill-health?
Scientists have proven time and time again, that if we continue feeding the soil that produces our food with damaging fertilisers, it is only matter of time before the effects are evident. The results being evident in more ways than one. In our food, in our bodies, in our environment etc. This is precisely the same thing that is likely to occur, when you continue consuming those very things that demotes rather than promote your spiritual growth.
Nourishment not only supplies us with what is necessary for us to live in good health, it is vital for our spiritual growth, for us to cherish, for us to strengthen, a help in crises, to project change of attitude, keeps us alive, for our family, for our community. There is a far deeper and greater understanding.
When we continue to nourish our souls, we are being given the support in keeping upright, in preventing us from falling so hard in time of crises. An undernourished body prolongs the natural healing process.
We should spend more time thinking about those very things we consume, which are noticeably harmful, to you, our families, our communities, our environment, and life. It is only a matter of time before the results are inescapably visible.
In supporting you own plant life, ensure that your soil is nourished, with nutrients that enables your growth.