Wednesday, 26 June 2013

What does the world need?

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes U come alive & go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive~Thurman

I can see what Thurman is getting at here, I think; that people can be too occupied trying to do what's best for the world. And so it's a relief when we realise that we can be a little bit self-indulgent because it ehlps us become more alive, happy, content, easygoing, joyful.

The question this quote leads to is what makes us come alive? Well I think it's an easier question than what does the world need, because we know ourselves better. For example, most of you reading this will be runners and therefore you probably don't have a problem with knowing that running makes you come alive. BUT I can't help thinking sometimes that is it selfish? At the moment I don't think it is because I know what I'm like when I don't run, a bit miserable, no sense of purpose, etc Any comments or thoughts on this will be interesting.

Thanks Daniel

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Quote and running

The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” – Bill CopelandI find with running that you can have lots of goals and not just race goals. For example in trai ing you may want to nail a paced 5 mile or do intervals ina certain time. These goals ensure thi gs get done. I n life all too often we don't have goals because it's reactive to the problems. That's why I need running. It's easier than the other things I have to do.