Dy 25… Real Fulfillment (July 11)

Harita has been on the road with the Peace Run now since early spring.  She and the team have carried the Peace torch across the country and she has enjoyed serving a project that impacts thousands and thousands of people as it makes it way, not just across the US but also around the world.  Her break away from this epic journey has come to an end and she will soon fly off to Chicago today to once again rejoin the North American team.

Today before she left I asked her what her experience has been like helping and observing the 3100 mile race from the sidelines.

“When you run the race you realize that you wouldn’t be able to last more than a single day by yourself.  There are so many aspects of support, oneness, and encouragement and love that go into this race.”  Harita says this giving comes from many many people who serve the race in many many ways as well.

She says that over the last couple of weeks she has enjoyed and appreciated being able to observe the race.  “It is unfathomable how much goes into this race behind the scenes.”  Harita is impressed with people such as Vajra ,who do so much service to the race with the utmost humility and selflessness.

She says that people who are drawn to the race to serve do so for the opportunity to be a part of it.  “I had the sense when I was running the race that I was just a small part of it.  The runners are just one part of it.  The race creates this powerful reality here.”

“As a runner the most powerful thing that I could receive was encouragement.  In that encouragement you feel, oneness and you feel strength.  Everybody who takes part in it.  They feel that they are part of it.  They are also getting that strength and that encouragement and enthusiasm.  Thus becoming part of something greater than themselves.”

“We all know that are lives are unfulfilled if we are just thinking about ourselves.  Real fulfillment in life comes from being part of something bigger than ourselves. We realize that we all have something to offer to the world.  You don’t have to offer something amazing.  You can offer something really small, but if you offer it with all of your heart.  That is the most fulfilling feeling.”

The board at the start of Day 25 *Please note the totals may not be updated…..the magic number is 1,430

Early

Vajra starts the generator

William arrives with Tim who heads back to England this afternoon

Vajra and Kobi

Surasa arrives

Rupantar does his video

Smarana arrives

Atul came by to visit he has been on the Peace Run

Kaneenika arrives

Niriha gets ready

Ushika applies cream to his skin

Vasu arrives

Kaneenika puts on shoes

Start Day 25

The weather will be very good for the next good at least until the weekend

Vasu did 66 miles

He now has 1677 miles

He leads Kobi by 34 miles

He is having a great race

Flower

Larisa singing

Kobi did 64 miles

He now has 1643 miles

With Oscar

Flower

Oscar

Sopan did 62 miles

Sopan now has 1453 miles

He starts the day 3 miles ahead of Surasa

Flower

Surasa ran 62 miles

She now has 1450 miles

Suras asked me to take this picture of her and Vishvarupani

Flower

Aharan breaks the ice

Ushika did 60 miles

He now has 1440 miles

Ushika is 10 miles above the magic number

Telling a joke with Max

Flower

Smarana did 50 miles

He now has 1426 miles

Enjoying a lap with Atul

The long long journey

Green

Camp

William did 58 miles

He now has 1399 miles

He is comparing his results from 4 years ago to work out a strategy for the last part of the race

Tim leaves Saturday

Flower

Kaneenika did 62 miles

She now has 1387 miles

With Lotika

On day 25

Green

Ananda-Lahari did  48 miles

He now has 1368 miles

Flower

Swamiji

Flower

“I am starting to get some lower back problems.  I wonder if it is my posture.  Do you think I should see Vajra for a massage?”

Harita reads the Daily Poem

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Enthusiasm Awakeners

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The real fulfillment
Is when the body is alert,
The vital is dynamic,
The mind is pure
And
The heart is self-giving.

One Comments to “Dy 25… Real Fulfillment (July 11)”

  1. Hridayinee says:

    Harita, always so beautifully spoken and from the Heart. Thank you! And now off you go from the world’s longest run to the world’s longest global relay run. Enjoy the Peace Run! Utpal, thank you for all the different perspectives you give us daily.

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