Are you running today?

Are you running today? | HeartStories

Do you ever feel like you’re constantly running?  Like you’re figuratively running from one thing to the next?

Our lives are so busy, sometimes we’re literally running.

When I think about all of our running though, it makes me wonder where we are headed.

Do we even know?

It’s not uncommon for me to be putting on earrings while I’m running through the kitchen towards the car, carrying my shoes because those will just have to wait for a stop light.  

I have two speeds:  Turbo and Asleep.  If I’m not in one of those, I feel kind of lost, and vulnerable.

If I’m honest, those speeds make it easy for me to hide.  

If I’m running fast, you can’t catch me, to talk about what’s really going on inside.  If I’m asleep, well, good luck with that.  Both speeds are really running away from something uncomfortable.

If I slow down, I have to live with the girl in the mirror.  I have to own my own behavior.  I have to look in the bank account.  I have to make eye contact with the people in my path and see their hurt.  I see the realities I try to ignore while I’m too busy running.

I have to make a connection.

Then I might actually have to do something about it.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I’m running from and where I really want to be heading.  Those two don’t always line up, but they should.

Are you running today?

It’s OK to run.  Get it done!

Just make sure you’re running to something you really want, not only running to avoid something you don’t.

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