Hope

 

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It’s really difficult to blog this week. Michelle and I were horrified with Monday’s news from the Boston marathon. It doesn’t matter than we weren’t in Boston or that we’ve never run a marathon. What matters is that we’re human. We believe in people achieving their dreams, in little kids cheering on their parents, in people doing what they love. For everyone who believes in those things, Monday shook their world.

I stayed up late the night before the marathon reading passages from one of my favourite poets. I needed a little inspiration to get through a tough week. Every passage I highlighted that night dealt with one of two themes: hope and/or love. Those are the two things that we all need more of this week.

One of my favourite local yoga studios, Yoga Passage, posted a beautiful quote from the Dalai Lama late Monday. It read:
“There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.” -Dalai Lama

I’m using it as my inspiration for this week. Hope it helps you, too.

~Chris

Photo: Kathrine Switzer was the first female with an official number to cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Race officials tried to pull her off the course. Photo via here

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