Running, mindfulness and life lessons

I love running. It’s a passion I stumbled upon when I was a child, almost casually, by mindlessly following some schoolmates of mine, the way you do it when you’re 9 years old and, even though you still haven’t figured it out consciously, all you want is to feel like you’re part of a team. I wound up taking it way more seriously than the friends I followed there – the way I always do – so I quickly moved to the competitive level, entered the track and field team and stayed there for 5 or 6 years. Those running…

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Maybe just the touch of a hand…

I’m feeling feverish. My throat is probably going to explode in few minutes and it’s been raining for 3 days in a row so far; the spring-like days that have been deceiving us during the last weeks abdicated to a gloomy and autumnal weather. I’m feeling cold, my eyes are shiny and my head hurts a little. I’d definitely better go home and have some sleep. But I’m in my office instead, just back from lunch break in the canteen. But if I stop and feel what my guts are actually telling me, I really have no reason to run…

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Distraction

Today I’d like to do share with you a poem I’ve loved very much since the first time I read it, few days ago. I don’t want to spend any more words explaining it or the meaning it has for me, I just hope it could give you the same peace it gives me every time I read it. Enjoy…   Distraction by Wislawa Szymborska I misbehaved in the cosmos yesterday. I lived around the clock without questions, without surprise. I performed daily tasks as if only that were required. Inhale, exhale, right foot, left, obligations, not a thought beyond getting…

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