Archive for February 21st, 2012

Discipline teaches faith.  In the midst of bad times, there’s the knowledge, born of experience, that the good times return — and that knowledge helps.  And when they do, we know, too, not to take them for granted.  The cycles turn, and we can never really know where we are within them.  But the piece of us that runs in the hills each day knows on a deep, cellular level that events play out precisely as they should.  The inner runner accepts this.  At a given moment, despite the tumult swirling all around, a small part of us remains at peace.
   —    Dean Ottati
From his book:  “The Runner And The Path

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