Re: Morning Race with Rain-Proof Grace
- Hi Claudia (and Slava),
I really like your story about the race and the rain. I can imagine
myself in similar circumstances. Something divine seems difficult,
so I hesitate, then finally I take the leap and charge ahead,
surrendering my fears and apprehensions. And I am always glad that I
went forward instead of holding back. I, like you, need reminding
not to worry. When we are living in joy, the body's comfort does not
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, dietlclaudia
> Hi Slava,
> I like your story. And I like to share another "rain-and-run"-story
> that happened to me on the Christmas trip, although with a
> It is my last day on the trip and there is a race at 7:45 in the
> morning instead of the next day, as the group is travelling to the
> next place.
> 6:15 after Guru's driving meditation and my morning program, I fall
> back asleep. I am too tired. It is raining heavily. O, the race,
> but everything will be totally wet... No, I do not want my suitcaseclock???
> full with water...
> But, it is the last day, at least go there with an umbrella for the
> prayer. (So I am setting my alarm clock)
> 7:30 I wake up, O my God the race! What happened to my alarm
> Too late anyway and it is still raining (looking out of the window:rain
> No rain at all) Fast decision, I jump into my running clothes and
> rush out the room. I will never forgive myself if I miss the last
> race without any serious excuse. The race is 10 minutes walking
> distance away so I really hurry, after half of the distance the
> starts again - and I start laughing. Ok fine, I accept wet clothingnever
> in my suitcase and clearly see what is really important.
> 7:45 I made it, I came right to the start, what a joy, everybody is
> completely wet already and it is pouring like anything, but we
> before had so much fun at the race. I run cheerfully and try togive
> my best, although my long wet cotton trousers are very heavy. I amwill
> smiling throughout the race, O I never would have want to miss that
> experience. And I am reminded, you care only for staying dry until
> you are wet, just to find out it is not as bad as you thought it
> be. (especially in a warm climate)and
> 8:20 back in the room I fill my schoes with newspaper to dry them
> I am totally satisfied and grateful to the Supreme for this nicewhat
> experience. This race I will keep in memory...
> 2 p.m. totally unexpectedly I got lifted - What a final day!
> 5 p.m. I leave the hotel with almost fully dried running shoes,
> was my mind worried about? ;-)to
> --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, do_slava
> <no_reply@> wrote:
> > 6.00 am
> > Oh God, it's raining heavily outside. I wonder if there's going
> > be a 2-mile race this morning. Will anyone from our Centre showup?
> > 6.45 am
> > Hmm, it's still raining and it's all wet outside. Should I really
> > to the race? I don't like riding the bike in the rain. And then
> > have to run in the rain through the puddles. And where can I putmy
> > clothes while I run to keep them dry?for
> > 7.00 am
> > Wait a second! The rain has just stopped. I guess, I should be
> > leaving now for the race. Ok, let's go, you'll be late.
> > 7.30 am
> > Oh, just look around! Such a nice view of the lake and the
> > of the morning really beckons you to come out. And everyone from
> > Centre who usually comes to the race is out there! What a
> > to come out despite chilling rain just minutes earlier!
> > 7.45 am
> > Finish! I feel great and energized for the entire weekend!
> > 7.50 am
> > Can't believe it it started to rain again! Oh, thank you God
> > your rain-proof grace this morning to encourage us to come out to
> > run!
> > Slava D.