Day 43: Divine Warrior

“Since last week I have gone through different challenging times.  Ultimately it is all God’s grace.  We just have to be surrendered instruments and have faith that everything is being taken care of.”

“Really a big part of that is also being at times a divine warrior, and really have to bring forward all your determination, and fight against those parts of yourself that want to give up.  Slow down or think that everything is too hard.”

“All of these things come forward in this race to be illumined and to be challenged.  That’s what makes the race so meaningful.  It gives you the capacity to see these lower parts of yourself.  See your limitations and then dive within to find the capacity to overcome them.”

Sri Chinmoy Ultra Photo

“I was thinking that when I talk about being in the flow.  I thought that you might think that it sounds like just coming here and flowing along effortlessly.”

“For me the connection to the flow often means really having to fight to bring forward the highest in yourself.”

Sri Chinmoy Ultra Photo

Harita feels that though each of her races here as well as each day she runs are uniquely different the essence of transformation continues to touch the same parts of herself.  At the same time every day is new and every experience is new.  You can’t compare it you really have to live in the moment.

“To take whatever comes and try and make the best of it with the tools that you have and have faith that are making progress and that you are moving forward. ”

“Sometimes you feel…..o man, how long am I going to have to deal with this.  Some aspect of my personality or some weakness.  But we always have to know that we all really are moving forward. The process of self transformation and illumination is really a long process.  A lifetime after lifetime process.”

Sri Chinmoy Ultra Photo

“But we have to start somewhere and keep going, and continue and never give up, and have faith that we are moving forward.”

“The nature of this race is that you are continually moving helps to remind you that the momentum is created when you keep taking step after step.  Even if you are slow all those steps add up.  That is so symbolic to life as well.”

Sahishnu Week 6 Interview

The board at the start of day 43

Clock

camp

Nina

Wei Ming

Nisanga

Vasu and Stitisheel

Annugata

Pipasa

Harita

Andrea

Start Day 43

Andrea ran 74 miles

He has 3023 miles

He will finish tonight

With Anupam

An interview with Arpan

Flower

Sidewalk art

Sidewalk cleaning

Wei Ming did 62 miles

He now has 2677 miles

Drawing a companion for Pipasa’s elephant

Greeting supporters

Flower

Oatmeal delivery

Pipasa pointing out Wei Ming’s art

Vasu did 62 miles

He now has 2621 miles

With Sasha

Flower

Swamiji

Takasumi did 60 miles

He now has 2509 miles

Fresh pie time

Flower

Camp

Snacks

Stutisheel did 59 miles

He now has 2396 miles

Flower

Matt and Jason

Ananda-Lahari did 46 miles

He now has 2307 miles

Flower

Sahishnu with Diksha’s homemade pie

Evening
The divine warrior
May have a very poor start,
But he is bound to win
Eventually.

2 Comments to “Day 43: Divine Warrior”

  1. Hridayinee says:

    Another wonderful conversation with Harita. Such amazing words of wisdom explaining what it’s really all about. Thank you.

  2. kaushalya says:

    Harita gives us an honest picture of the challenges, and the delights of running 3100 miles— and how it relates to everyone’s ongoing journey—- Gratitude, gratitude!

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