I was a runner, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I am not sure when I started running, but what I do know is that; I was a runner. When things were tough, when things were uncomfortable, when things were hurtful, I ran, I ran. I would run as fast as I could, to get as far as I could away from whatever the situation was that was pulling me out of my comfort zone, out of my happy place, I ran.
One day I realized, that even though my life was good, it could be so much better. This reflection allowed me to STOP and consider immediate changes that were needed . Low and behold I was able to clearly admit to myself that I was a runner and most importantly that I needed to stop running. I needed to stop running, I needed to stand and face the situations regardless of what they were, regardless of how much they hurt, regardless of how uncomfortable they were. I had to stop running.
So, slowly but surely I began to stand, I began to stand still in my uncomfortable places, I began to stand still in my pain, I began to stand still in the places I didn't quite understand. I began to just stand still and as I began to stand, I became stronger. I became aware, really really really aware, that regardless of what I was going through, I was going through it and I was not stuck in it. No longer did I have to run away from it because guess what? In all things in every situation; I KNOW, "This Too Shall Pass!" ~OneLove (Diane)
I am the only one,
but I am still one.
I cannot do everything,
but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do
something that I can do.
(Edward Everett Hale)