Monthly Archives: August 2014

drivers and the race

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51vvjtz6GjL._SL500_AA300_PIaudible,BottomRight,13,73_AA300_I just loved this book so very much.ย  It is a man’s life story told through the eyes of his dog Enzo, but it is so much more than that.ย  I just finished listening to it and gained so much wisdom and delight as I listened along.
Below are some of my most favorite tidbits from Enzo the dog on life.
This one is about listening…one of my biggest struggles.
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1ade64373f90e2658d3496b9ebb71ebfLove this one too, yes so simple, so true and hard to believe sometimes…
tumblr_mq4lfjzchI1qdo62to1_500Gratitude, joy to be alive…tumblr_n4hligPDnS1qa47xuo1_500The+Art+of+Racing+in+the+Rain+Book+Club+20113Thank you Garth Stein and Enzo for all the knowledge I gained and that which was reinforced in this book.
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A
driver
must
have
faith.
In
his
talent,
his
judgment,
the
judgment
of
those
around
him,
physics.
A
driver
must
have
faith
in
his
crew,
his
car,
his
tires,
his
brakes,
himself.
The
apex
sets
up
wrong.
He
is
forced
off
his
usual
line.
He
carries
too
much
speed.
His
tires
have
lost
grip.
The
track
has
gotten
greasy.
And
he
suddenly
finds
himself
at
turn
exit
with
no
more
track
and
too
much
speed.
As
the
gravel
trap
rushes
at
him,
the
driver
must
make
decisions
that
will
impact
his
race,
his
future.
To
tuck
in
would
be
devastating:
wrenching
the
front
wheels
against
their
nature
will
only
spin
the
car.
To
lift
is
equally
bad,
taking
grip
away
from
the
rear
of
the
car.
What
is
to
be
done?
The
driver
must
accept
his
fate.
He
must
accept
the
fact
that
mistakes
have
been
made.
Misjudgments.
Poor
deci
sions.
A
confluence
of
circumstance
has
landed
him
in
this
position.
A
driver
must
accept
it
all
and
be
willing
to
pay
the
price
for
it.
He
must
go
off-track.
To
dump
two
wheels.
Even
four.
Itโ€™s
an
awful
feeling,
both
as
a
driver
and
as
a
competitor.
The
gravel
that
kicks
up
against
the
undercarriage.
The
feeling
of
swimming
in
muck.
While
his
wheels
are
off
the
track,
other
drivers
are
passing
him.
They
are
taking
his
spot,
continuing
at
speed.
Only
he
is
slowing
down.
At
this
moment,
a
driver
feels
a
tremendous
crisis.
He
must
get
back
on
the
gas.
He
must
get
back
on
the
track.
Oh!
The
folly!
Consider
the
drivers
who
have
been
taken
out
of
races
by
snapping
their
steering
wheels,
by
overcorrecting
to
extremes
and
spinning
their
cars
in
front
of
their
competitors.
A
terrible
position
to
find
oneself
inโ€”
A
winner,
a
champion,
will
accept
his
fate.
He
will
continue
with
his
wheels
in
the
dirt.
He
will
do
his
best
to
maintain
his
line
and
gradually
get
himself
back
on
the
track
when
it
is
safe
to
do
so.
Yes,
he
loses
a
few
places
in
the
race.
Yes,
he
is
at
a
disadvantage.
But
he
is
still
racing.
He
is
still
alive.
The
race
is
long.
It
is
better
to
drive
within
oneself
and
finish
the
race
behind
the
others
than
it
is
to
drive
too
hard
and
crash.
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Sunday-GingerBlossoms-yoga in the orchard11:00.

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We are all made of goodness. Sometimes other things come out instead. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜œ
We are only human. That’s why we are here. Letting the goodness and light shine is our task. Some days that’s more difficult than others.

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The Buddha talked of morality as being the true beauty of a person. It is the goodness that really shines on the inside of a person. This is one of the greatest contributions we can give to the world. For our non-harming offers the gift of safety and trust to all those around us.

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