Viewing posts from January, 2011
In terms of health, healing, and well-being, running offers the greatest benefit of any single activity that can be undertaken by a human being. This has been demonstrated in countless research studies, anecdotal reports, and historical examples. Running, it seems, is the fundamentally human activity. Here’s how this situation evolved:
The shadow is the source of much psychological energy. It’s the murky part, the part we don't like to look at. The shadow is selfish, passionate, violent, belligerent, sexual, simple, and very powerful. The shadow is the dark side (to borrow a metaphor from Star Wars). It’s like a vast pool in which all of our hidden fantasies, impulses, actions and fears swirl around. Every deed that haunts us is there in the pool, never going away, just floating.