This quote came via a book called Stones into Schools, by Greg Mortensen. It is noted as being a Persian Proverb, but has also been attributed to Ralph Waldo Emmerson -
When it's dark enough, you can see the stars.
|Brooks Cascadias did well in the mud|
|Gloves are worn and have new holes in the seams|
Come to the Edge
Come to the edge.
We might fall.
Come to the edge.
It's too high!
COME TO THE EDGE!
And they came,
And he pushed,
And they flew.
"This has been my routine for the past week: Hang around the house all morning waiting for the wind to die down. Finally head out for my run around 2:00 when the wind has invariably picked up even higher. Get really frustrated as soon as I hit the trail because all of the "work" I did to break a trail the day before has been trumped by the wind. Finally come to peace with the conditions and accept that I will be breaking through knee deep drifts for the entire run. And then after about 30 minutes I begin to even relish the difficulty that the wind has created. I start to really enjoy the effort it takes to push each step through 12+ inches of snow with a 22" platform attached to my foot. I start to notice that every step feels like I'm going up a steep hill. The more I tune into this the more I enjoy it."
|The sun rising over Los Angles two hours into my run|
|Road up to Griffith Park Observatory|
|More of the trails at Griffith Park|
Studies show that play reflects more of who you are than your work. When you're engaged in activities of "personal expressiveness," ones that are self-chosen and that reflect intrinsic goals, you're operating from the "true self," says Alan Waterman of the College of New Jersey.In another part Robinson describes people he met while researching his book, which centers around folks who participate in these personally enriching activities.
Everyone I met had dramatically upgraded self-esteem and a sense of self anchored by something that's supposed to be worthless.Another recent piece of media that touches on this idea is a Christopher McDougall speech at TEDxPennQuarter. In this clip Chris opens with a story from the NYC Marathon then goes on the cover themes from his book "Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen."