"I must warn you that if you only run 30-40 the hardest weeks and 20-30 miles in the other weeks, you will not have prepared your body for the hard work of the marathon. You may have to drop out of the race or you will have a very bad day. You will also risk injuring yourself in the race and you cannot afford to be injured."
“WE CAN USE OUR ATTENTION in three directions simultaneously: inward, outward, and all around; sensing, feeling, and seeing; sensing my own existence; feeling myself in relation with others; seeing the meaning and purpose of what is present. Over time a collective presence embodying self and others, in harmonious creativity, awakens.”- Annonymous
“Nothing that man possesses is more precious than his awareness. It is a material entity like muscular energy, and it’s level fluctuates during the day. It lies within a man’s power to squander this vital resource or conserve it. It is lost every time a mechanical happening, wandering thought, a casual glance, or any trivial event or accidental impression causes the student to lose his sense of objective awareness, to plunge into a state of identification as a fly into a honey pot. Each of these plunges involves loss of the energy of awareness and the lost energy cannot easily be regained… impressions, instead of being digested in the way they should be through the application of objective awareness, function merely as distractions, pulling the attention this way and that, wasting energy instead of creating it.” – R. DeRopp