"See how nature -- trees, flower, grass -- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls." -- Mother Teresa
I used to be running from instead of to. Not comfortable with the space of myself, I used running as a means to get out from under my thoughts and run away from the discomfort of my own skin. I could somehow avoid problems by numbing them out witht he miles, the training and the exhaustion that comes with it. All of that changed somewhere in my 30's. I found silence on my early morning runs - the silence of joy, the silence of gratitude, the silence of peace with myself and my htoughts. Today while you run, consider the importance of silence in your life. Let your breathing get into sync with your footsteps and listen to the harmonious rhythm they create. Let your mind wander and make note of where it goes. Celebrate the sanctuary of silence that running provides and when you are done, feel it settle comfortably within your day. You are centered, silent and calm. Very likely, this will be an awesome run!