Friday, March 26, 2010

Run by the River 25 March 2010

Drainage Waterfall

Green starting to come in.

Canal Clogged with fallen trees

I took a different approach to the run today. Normally I like to get some good distance in but today I didn't worry about it. Instead I just went exploring.

It's a bit hard to tell from the picture but there is a pass thru to the left of the up right tree in the middle. That little area turned out to be the easiest way to continue going the way I was going. As I got close my mind started creating a thousand different things to worry about, "what if there's snakes, spiders,the log breaks, get stuck, etc etc, well I almost didn't go thru....I really was getting myself worried. The I remember a Litany I made myself remember from the book Dune, 40th Anniversary Edition (Dune Chronicles, Book 1)
It goes like this:

-----Fear is the Mind Killer. Fear is the little Death that brings about total obliteration. I will face my fears. I will permit them to pass over and through me. When they have gone past I will turn to see fears path. Where it has gone there will be nothing only I will remain.----

So instead of thinking about all the things I could think of I concentrated my mind on the litany and made it through no problem.

This didn't mean I was careless. I was tempted to cross the water on this log but didn't, litany or not, that would have been a bad decision.

I did remain vigilant, not just for dangerous things but also for really cool things.

See these hollowed out areas on this rock.......they where carved out from eddy's created by the rock impeding the flow of the river.

I run on trails a lot but I never see as interesting plants as I see along the river. These blue bells and the little twister tops where everywhere.

It was a good run.

1 comment:

  1. very strong message and beautiful photos.