The extra mile1

My road crew is very good, but sometimes when I give them a job, they forget to do it. Then, I bark at them like anything.

Yesterday I wanted to run only 400 metres, and when I didn’t see any mark, I said, “Perhaps I made a mistake.” I went on running farther and farther. Finally it became one mile — 800 metres one way and 800 back. My road crew had forgotten to measure that route.

Afterwards, I had them drive that way in a car and we discovered that I had run one mile extra.

  1. RB 50. 7 August 1979

Sri Chinmoy, Run and become, become and run, part 1.First published by Agni Press in 1979.

This is the 379th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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