Saturday, October 03, 2009

A little jog...

Dear friends,

It's the day before the Portland Marathon. 24 hours from this moment, I'll be in the first 3-mile ascent. This is more than a run. This is the beginning of my Shamanic journey, shedding the past, letting go of the future. Learning to live in the beauty of the Now.

I've had a few tests along the way. A rare cancer right out of high school. The death of my parents in 2004. Divorce this year. Life is filled with loss and love. There is not a single person you'll ever meet who has not experienced a rich lifetime of sufferings. Different experiences from our own, but no less challenging.

I'm not sure if I merely have something to prove to myself. Or, if I just need to plummet heart first into the unknown. We find our answers in the journey.

I don't know if I'll make it. My longest run is far shy of 26.2 miles. I'll be channeling Samurai and Wolverine, Wolf and Lion, Rocky and the Karate Kid! Mostly, I run with faith, love, compassion and meditation. What makes us powerful, even when we are weak? What makes us keep going, though we are weary and tremble? I intend to find out.

If we have crossed paths, even for the briefest of moments, you have been an inspiration. Thank you for braving this lifetime. Thank you for choosing life.

If you'd like to learn more about the Portland Marathon, here are a few good places to start...

Here is the course for the 2009 Portland Marathon:

To follow me during the marathon, click on the link below and enter the following info:
Bib number: 7685
First Name: Hamid
Last Name: Bennett

Blessings and love,
Hamid : )

Hamid LMT - Massage therapist in Portland, Oregon


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