Day 51: Quality Of Gratitude

“Lots of ups and downs.  Lots of challenges.  There continues to be lots of challenges.  I know I always look as if everything is great.”

“There is always physical things that happen.  Up until the very end I just pray for protection, and I pray to be taken care of.  That I can reach the goal.”

“I feel it is very important for me to feel the quality of gratitude. Because this is all God’s grace.  It is important to really feel that, and to make it a reality.”

Sri Chinmoy Ultra Photo

“In this race you couldn’t run more than a day by yourself.  I have had help from so many people, in so many different ways.”  Harita describes her support as coming from around the world.

“Sending me messages of encouragement.   Praying for me.”

“Then I have my main helpers.  Who have been really incredible and come from many different countries to help me.  For the way I do the race this kind of help is so important.  To have a team.”

“Then there are all the people who are out here.  Running,  counting, being a  part of it and coming out to support it.  To me that is what really makes the race.”

Sri Chinmoy Ultra Photo

“It’s so important and so inspiring.  It’s really what keeps me going.  When I look back over the days and weeks. There are so many who come out and get inspiration.  It gives me so much joy.  So much fulfillment and satisfaction .  The goal is for a oneness world family.”

“If we can create that in this little place here then you can have hope for the whole world.”

“It is an opportunity for me to be the best that I can be.  To push beyond my boundaries. To focus more on my spirituality.  To make the theory a reality.”

Sri Chinmoy Ultra Photo

“We all know the theory of spirituality.  The theory of a oneness world family.  We know all the qualities you need to be a really good person but until put yourself through really challenging times.  Then you can’t make the theory a reality.”

“To practice being an instrument of God.  By going through challenging times draw on the divinity within myself.”

Harita describes how the race allows everyone to be part of it however much they want.  What ever portion of their hearts they put into it they will get back

Early interview with Harashita

The board at the start of day 51

Clock

Camp

Niriha

Stutisheel

Harita

Start day 51

Harita did 60 miles

She now has 3053 miles

With Sveta

With Antana

With Udita

Rotraud

She finishes tonight

Flower

A gathering

A dog and music show

Takasumi did 59 miles

He now has 2993 miles

Making 3000 miles

Flower

Visitors

Suprabha and Anjali

Stranger

photo by Anjali

Ananda-Lahari did 51 miles

He has 2769 miles

With Natabara

Flower

A letter from Alan Young

Stutisheel did 36 miles

He now has 2674 miles

Flower

Sasha and Sahishnu

Andrea

Not sure about this

More like it

Flower

Vasu

Decorating for Harita’s finish

Vajra

My gratitude-heart
Always knows
The way.
My oneness-perfection
Always is
The way.

4 Comments to “Day 51: Quality Of Gratitude”

  1. Purnakama says:

    I’m going through withdrawal already and the race isn’t even over!
    I will miss my daily dose of inspiration.
    Congrats to all of the runners!!

  2. kaushalya says:

    Likewise, I am sad to see the finish tomorrow… Congratulations to all the runners, heroic 7, and
    many, many helpers… I’ll have to go back and re-watch some of these amazing accounts. Gratitude to Utpal, photographers and all.

  3. Tirtha says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for another amazing edition of the 3100 Mile race:-)
    Even from a distance one can feel the daily thrill through Utpals unbelievable work!! Thank you Utpal for bringing this eternal pilgrimage-journey of the dauntless runners, helpers and organisers so close to us. Thank you for all the interviews, the photos, the videos and the webcam!! Gratitude to our Guru Sri Chinmoy for creating this most intense Everest-event, which has such inspirational impact on the world and is feeding our spiritual lives so powerfully. Thank you, thank you, thank you from all my heart:-)!!!

  4. Mitch says:

    Thanks Utpal for your wonderful reporting , you are one of the true heroes of this auspicious race!
    Harita you are the ultimate SHERO, full of Grace!
    You are filled with adamantine ( one of my favorite words I learned from Guru) determination.
    To all the other runners of this 3100 journey you fill me with inspiration, and awe , you all humble me each time I see ,read, or hear about you

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