In the light of current events, when justice is not experienced by everyone, everyone experiences injustice. There is no other in terms of our humanity, especially in terms of justice. Mindfulness seeps into the very essence of justice both when it is experienced and when it is not. Errors do not cease to be errors simply because they are ratified by and with prejudice. Mindfulness is when and how we choose to react to unjust circumstances. Yesterday was an off day and I chose to spend most of it with our grandson, playing with him and watching, “The Love Bug.”
Today was my long run day. I am very slow now, amazingly slow but like the tortoise, I keep going up and down Rockville hills. My mantra is “right here, right now” which really helps me climb the hills. I am hoping that with my own consistent, mindful effort I will be able to build a base over time from which I can gradually increase my speed. Once I can maintain thirty miles a week, I’ll start doing speed work. For a runner, mindfulness is best experienced with a conservative training plan where miles are gradually built up over weeks. This week I added one more mile to my slowly growing weekly base.