Losing It

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Life is a Marathon

On Sunday, I ran my first ever marathon. How did it go? That is not an easy question to answer.¬†There are two answers: horrible and great. How can you have two contradictory answers to the same question that are both true? Well, I think these two answers also both work for the question: How is life? Life is great and life is horrible. Isn’t it Buddha who said¬†“life is suffering”? But it doesn’t make you not want to live life. The secret is that beyond the suffering there is joy and there is also joy in suffering.

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A Formula for Success

I’m currently training for my first marathon. I have a training plan that I follow. The idea is that if I follow this plan to the letter, I will be able to run a marathon. Of course, I haven’t read the fine print that absolves the plan creator of any responsibility for my potential failure. The plan says that it is a marathon training plan and is even called “Marathon Training Program” or something like that. This is enough for me to believe that by respecting it, I will be able to run a marathon.

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