The problem in front of us all is how to live in a world that is being increasingly dominated by negative forces; how to become possible channels for transmission of positive forces. How not to get oneself caught into the stream of negativity.
The Way of Running delves into a world unknown to most runners: we have much more strength than we think.
One slight problem with today’s so-called “mindfulness movement” is due to vague, lofty claims and generalizations about what it is and what it can do, especially in the area of human performance.
Understanding the physiological effects of positive emotions such as caring, compassion or appreciation for someone or something can actually go a long way in helping people reduce their risky training behaviors.
Running and sport involvement is one of many innovative treatments that stimulate the brain’s natural neuro-plasticity. And it’s largely through heightened body awareness that past traumas can be renegotiated and revisited rather than relived repeatedly.