This happened tonight.
While running along the path near the boats, a local homeowner was running a sprinkler, and a punctured tube was spouting water all across the path. Approaching the spray at a quick pace, anticipating receiving an unfortunate soaking by the sprinkler, inference of a quote arose to me,
‘’There is something to be learned from a rainstorm. When meeting with a sudden shower, you try not to get wet and run quickly along the road. But doing such things as passing under the eaves of houses, you still get wet. When you are resolved from the beginning, you will not be perplexed, though you will still get the same soaking. This understanding extends to everything.’’
Inspired by the thusness of the quote, I continued running along the path through the sprinkler. The water was a little chillly but I found the water cooling and refreshing on my legs, not nearly as threatening as it appeared. Soon after, in reflection of the occurrence, the thought arose, ‘’how much energy would have been spent dodging that spray! Not only would I have had to jump out of the way, lose my breath in the process, scurry around the outer droplets, realign myself on the path and once again regain my breath.’ The energy I would have spent trying to avoid such a thing would have far exceeded the ''agony'' of getting sprayed by the dramatic sprinkler. Lets flip this around and consider that a smooth steady run was the goal, and the water spray appeared as a distraction, it would appear that some awareness of the nature of the distraction can greatly influence your overcoming of such a thing.
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on Tue May 15, 2012 1:05 am, edited 1 time in total.