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The Runner’s Prayer….

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Following making my vlog in the pouring rain, I was reflecting on all I said as I ran in the bright sunshine today… Blue skies, skudding clouds, bouncy green grass under my feet… Yesterday I ran fifteen miles on the same ground –  the feel more of  cold wetness and hard acorns! Today the warmth leant more of an ease to my tread…

And so I reflected that the essence of our healing is letting go; we only find the answers inside us, happiness is inside us, wholeness is within, health isn’t out there, it’s inside us…

When we tread on the grass or the earth in our bare feet then the electrons that communicate with our body are a reflection of our inner state… It isn’t the grass, the earth doing anything to us; it is a reflection of what is already there.

As within so without…

This is the hardest concept of us as humans to truly grasp… But if we start to notice our language it will become evident within a few sentences that we believe in this paradigm, in the illusion, the dream, the creation from all of our minds …

We will see in the way we speak that we believe it is fixed and real…

And if we believe that, then we also believe that things ‘happen to us’, that this person or that affected our life, that circumstances worked against us, that it was because of this or that, that the universe conspired… Whereas if we at least play with a different concept… We don’t even have to believe it to experiment with it…

The universe is within us… The universe reflects us, we reflect the universe. We are all one; all part of the whole…

If we play with the idea that everything is in some way a reflection, then this means that the aspects we see reflected in our lives that we do not like at all or that we react to, we can clear our reaction, our pain, our tension at the core level…

And this will transform the outer state…

This is easy to dismiss in looking around the world, especially at the dark aspects; it can seem insurmountable… But we can also look at the light…

And then look within…

And if we clear within, then our world changes and we are a part of the whole…

But this earthly journey is a paradox, because we live in a universe of yin and yang, and so there is always dark to light and sadness to joy… This is the energetic make up of our world, our universe, us… And so of course this pull can serve to keep us stuck in the cycle…

But we are all born of love, of consciousness, of god…. This is the true essence of everyone of us…

And so the best course, is to relax, to let go, to keep clearing the tension within, the despair within, the over excitement within, the over commitment/ drive /  as much as the lethargy, exhaustion…

The best course is to remain silent, still within….

Because when we do this our inner state changes and of course we then become the change we want to see in the world…

I am suddenly reminded of my runner’s prayer that I wrote in a service station on the way back from visiting my sister Rosy and her family, having just met my my new baby niece Jess who is now seventeen years old!

The Runner’s prayer…

Let love and light shine from me
And as I run
Let me become
More me
More free
So that others may see it
And find it within themselves

 

 

 

I have been running all of my life – it feels I was born to run. In the running step I experienced freedom and my true expression. I came to see that I needed to ‘get out of the way of myself’ and let my energy flow through the running step; allow it to express itself in the dance and the motion of running. I ran for England and GB for some years. My first international was in 1979, a three mile cross country race; and I continued to run at international level until 1993. Two of my best results were first place in the Dublin City Marathon in 1985 and 7th place woman, 3rd British woman in the 1986 London Marathon in a time of 2.36.31, which gained me selection for the Commonwealth Games.

As a little girl I ran barefoot for many years, and then I put on shoes to race around the world. Fifty years later I am travelling the world as a nomad with my husband Anadi and I have taken off my shoes and I am running barefoot again….

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