Being Breath

stories from the wilderness of everyday life

Stop Interrupting Yourself

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it

-Chinese Proverb

 

 

I never wake up early.

 

There was no way I was going to voluntarily wake up early to run.

 

Even if I got out of bed, I had to drive 20 minutes in the dark and snow.  I won't do it.

 

I am supposed to run SEVEN MILES.  That is FORTY-NINE TIMES around the YMCA track.  

 

(I don't run alone in the dark outside.  It's always dark right now.  Why bother?)

 

I will get bored, lose count, or I will slow down and stop.  I can't do 49 times around the same track.

 

I won't.

 

I might.

 

I'll try.  (Reluctantly.)

 

 

I'll believe.

 

 

I'll move.

 

 

I DID.

 

 

Do not tell anyone that something can’t be done. 

Including Yourself.

 

Namaste.