After a couple of abundantly delicious days of indulgence, I had to get myself outside for a run. The gray day and freezing temp did not stop me this morning. Mother nature couldn’t decide whether to shower us with rain or snow so I ran through the mist, the dampness enveloping me like a hug. Usually it’s sunshine that inspires my energy and gives a little ‘oomf’ to my run. Today it was an inner hunger – a desire to connect with myself.
Outside, on my feet, in movement, it’s just me. My body, my mind, my spirit. Together we escape from the chores and the work and enter our private sanctuary. There’s an inner knowing that goes back nearly 40 years now.
The girl growing up, trying to figure things out
The young professional, trying to figure things out
The settled women, trying to figure things out
I find all of me, in varied colors and shades
I’ve created so much during these intimate moments with myself
Love, joy, strength, peace, hope, faith…
In this movement I’ve experienced life’s rich moments
Finding my way through challenges
Surrendering to anger and disappointment
Opening to happiness and love
With each step comes comfort, connection, clarity.
Through the mist today, I see. Clearly, I see who I am, at my core.
And I feel light and alive.
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