Sunday, 29 June 2014

another perspective on oneness?

'we all are connected' is such a cliche ...

our ancestors have been saying (from time immemorial) that 'world is one family' (वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम् vasudhaiva kuṭumbakam)

as i prepare myself for the 12 Oct Chicago Marathon (in support of Samskrita Bharati), i got to experience the universal oneness during my recent trainings:
- the other day, i was returning back from a long run - and crossed another runner on the way - we greeted each other with just a smile. she quickly glanced that i was not carrying any water on me & immediately asked if i needed some to drink - offering her bottle of water to me - who was nothing but a complete 'sweaty' stranger :) ... a very small gesture maybe but it felt good and made me think - intrinsically we are one

latest technology too is helping us feel more connected:
- today, after 1 hour of long running, i was feeling little tired and suddenly heard a beep on my smart phone - it was a 'like' and 'comment' on my in-progress training (through my endomondo app) from a long lost friend/acquaintance who is sitting half way across the globe in a different time zone - i got the necessary boost with this real-time moral support from someone who could overcome the barrier of time and distance - and i went on for next half hour

'may all be well' (सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः. sarve bhavantu sukhinah)

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

again on 'cloud 10'

after a long time, i again ran 10km at a stretch as part of the marathon training ... it not only felt good - but also reminded me of my 'first' 10k experience ... way back in 2008 :)

slowly & steadily, CM2014 is approaching - just 109 more days - will you please support my cause? raising awareness (and funds) for Samskrita Bharati (Canada) -

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

i am back!

Yes, I know - it has been a long break - One year has passed by & I haven't published anything here.

I intend to be regular (again) - let's see for how long I can meet my own expectations :)

I am back into running as well (which might make it easier to come up with inspirational as well as run-update posts)

I will again run the Chicago Marathon on 12 Oct 2014 - this time it is to support Samskrita Bharati!

Can I count on your support, please?

dhanyavAdaH (धन्यवाद:) Thanks!