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The Runrunningner

A biweekly series exploring different aspects of running or reflections to which running can lead us. Topics range from the beauty of solitude to the danger of utilitarianism and goal-centred pursuit, to the unity of self. Check out the first post in this series, “A Study in Being,” here.

“This series is written not only for people who run. It is not even only for people who exercise. It is just for people. Running reveals deep truths about the human person, truths that can be shared and experienced by runners and non-runners alike.”

 

 

IMG_0361Daily Beauty Challenge-

I challenged myself to post for 30 consecutive days, reflecting on some aspect of beauty found in our ordinary lives. In this series, I discussed a wide range of topics, from forgiveness, validation and thankfulness, to sport, sleep and food! Check out the first post in this series here.

“We don’t always want to look for beauty. Sometimes it seems far more satisfying to wallow in our misery and seethe with irritation for all the little annoyances and negativities in the world. But when we make the choice to look for and focus on beauty because we know (rather than feel) that it is a life-giving pursuit, we will find beauty, and we will feel happier and more peaceful as a result.”

 

20150814_190447The Lost Arts-

In this series, I reflect on both ordinary activities and neglected pursuits, all of which I consider to be “art,” in some form or another. These arts may have been lost or forgotten, but they are also gifts capable of being reclaimed and appreciated more fully. Covering a broad range of topics from walking to eating to letter-writing to breathing, I discuss how these “lost arts,” though they may be a daily part of life, have great value and how we can see them with new eyes, perhaps even with the eyes of an artist.

Check out the first post in this series, “The Lost Art of Walking,” here.

“Our culture is one that praises fast over slow, more over less, exulting freedom and choice despite expecting conformity and holding in contempt dependence and contemplation. Although these trends, I think, often cause us to miss what is most beautiful and valuable in life (forsaking what is most beautiful and valuable in ourselves in the process), I believe that we can reclaim this beauty and value.”

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