Tuesday, April 19, 2011

in your head

The Boston Marathon was run yesterday. Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya won in a record-setting time about which he commented:

You don't look at world records. You just go. If you are strong, you push it. But if you put it in your head, you can't make it.
Now there's a bit of advice someone with a spiritual practice might heed: If you put it in your head, you can't make it.

1 comment:

  1. It is interesting to note, but in a tiresome way, how platitudes appeal to those aiming at difficult things, but really don't want to do the work.

    I wonder if that is part of motivation.

    But I don't like this particular carrot and kick. Hope is given to those who have become strong and a kick in the heart to those who think they can push through without a great deal of preparation.

    So much for us one-stick-a-day meditators, eh?