18' 1" Olympic Trials 2008

18' 1" Olympic Trials 2008

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Power and Time

Life is a constant repairing process, part of what shapes us is how we choose which things must be attended to before death. You will not fix everything. There is so much that is broken and knowing this can be overwhelming. What order do you address the issues surrounding your life? Should you extend outside of your immediate reality or stay focused on what is right in front of you? If you chose to take on challenges afar, then you will continue to dwell on what you left behind. If you chose to tackle what is right in front of you, you will still have uneasiness about the wrongs you possess the power to right. It appears to be a conundrum. But it doesn’t have to be. We all must learn that we are not gods, the center of our own universe, maybe, but not omnipotent. You must accept that in the time you are given you hold a great power to make change, but time itself is working against you. You will not be able to right all the wrongs that consume your thoughts. This in turn defines one of life’s most valuable lessons, letting go. You must learn to let go of things. Although the capacity for all the solutions may lie in your hands, the time needed does not. There are a great many things, you won’t be able to change, accept that, let them go, and focus on what is right in front of you.

I say this to you, because I struggle to teach myself to do the same.
In life and athletics I have failed more times than I have succeeded. The courage to continue on after the defeat is what gives the most magnificent reward. 

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