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*RUNNING THE RACE OF LIFE*

I was jogging this morning and I noticed a person about half a km ahead.

I could guess he was running a little slower than me and that made me feel good, I said to myself I will try catch up with him.

So I started running faster and faster. Every block,
I was gaining on him a little bit.

After just a few minutes I was only about 100 feet behind him, so I really picked up the pace and pushed myself. I was determined to catch up with him.

Finally, I did it! I caught up and passed him. Inwardly I felt very good. *I beat him*

Of course, he didn’t even know we were racing.

After I passed him,
I realized I had been so focused on competing against him that….

*I had missed my turn to my house*

*I had missed the focus on my inner peace*

*I missed to see the beauty of greenery around*

*I missed to do my inner soul searching meditation*

and
*in the needless hurry stumbled and slipped twice or thrice and might have hit the sidewalk and broken a limb.*

It then dawned on me, isn’t that what happens in life when we focus on competing with
co-workers, neighbours, friends,
family, trying to outdo them or trying to prove that we are more successful or more important and in the bargain we miss on our happiness within our own surroundings?

*We spend our time and energy running after them and*…. *We miss out on our own paths to our given destination.*

The problem with unhealthy competition is that it’s a never ending cycle.

There will always be somebody ahead of you, someone with a better job, nicer car,
more money in the bank, more education, a prettier wife, a more handsome husband, better behaved children,
better circumstances and
better conditions etc.

But one important realisation is that
*You can be the best that you can be, when you are not competing with anyone.*

*Some people are insecure because they pay too much attention to what others are, where others are going, wearing and driving, & what others are talking.*

Take whatever you have, the height,
the weight and personality.

Accept it and realize, that you are blessed.

Stay focused and live a healthy life.

*There is no competition in Destiny.*

*Each man has his own Destiny.*

Comparison AND Competition is the thief of JOY.

It kills the Joy of Living your Own Life.

*Run your own Race that leads to Peaceful, Happy Steady Life.*

_WISHING YOU GOOD DAYS AHEAD!_

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