The competitive curse13

Sometimes when we run, we try to pass the runners who are ahead of us. But when they fall behind us, at that time pride does not come. We only feel miserable that we wanted to pass them in the first place. We wonder why we are killing ourselves. First we try to beat others. Then, when we go ahead of them, we curse ourselves for wanting to pass them. We feel it was better just to run behind them.

In one of today’s races, at least six or seven runners passed me. Then, one by one, I passed them and went ahead again.

RB 403. 18 October 1981

From:Sri Chinmoy,Run and become, become and run, part 8, Agni Press, 1982
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