Wherever you go, there you are does nót apply to me : (
I find it quite hard to stay in 'the moment'. The mindful saying of 'Wherever you go, there you are,' doesn't apply to me, much to my chagrin. It would be more apt to say:
'Wherever you go, there you are not.'
I'm usually somewhere in the future
Instead of being in the moment, I'm usually off gallivanting somewhere in the nearby future. Thinking about the things I have to do, thinking about how much further I have to run, thinking about what's waiting for me when I get home (pandemonium and mayhem), and then thinking: 'I don't wanna go home.'
Right now, I'm here!
But yesterday I managed to stay in the moment for a moment! I was completing my Sunday ten miler, and I was, as usual, trying to see what was ahead of me, when I thought:
'No Nicole, wherever you go there you are, and right now you are here!'
So I concentrated on my legs and feet moving one step at a time, my arms pumping away, and just feeling myself run. And what do you know: it felt good! So I said to myself: 'By John Bingham, she's got it!'
Thank you John Bingham!
So thank you John Bingham for writing about the joy of running; about enjoying every simple step of running as a goal in itself.