Face Everything and Rise

I am endlessly grateful for all of the encouragement and strength you all gave me for my race last Saturday. Thank you!! Despite ridiculous trail conditions in Malibu, I finished the 50k in 6:33, enough to snag me 6th place.  Most importantly, I had FUN.  I smiled from start to finish….
 
Except, my friends…
 
Did you know that I was scared?  Yep.  I was scared of the creek crossing at mile 2 (and again at mile 31) of the race.  Due to the rains, a formerly trickling little creek was now knee-deep and 10 feet wide, complete with a safety line to cross.  I am terrified of moving dark water.  It took the encouragement of several people and some meditation to realize that I had to Face Everything and Rise.  And so I waded straight into that river.  I grabbed the line and moved forward.
 
What are you afraid of?  And what could you do if you just FACED it?  Powered through it?  Rose above it?
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

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