I met Danielle in Auckland earlier this year when she asked me if I wanted to join her and her friends on a hike up Mt Eden. I was quickly drawn in by how warm and friendly she is, and was massively impressed by her love for running marathons, fitness, hiking and exploring - a personal journey that … Continue reading An interview with the T-Rex Runner, Danielle Cemprola.
It is like the Universe is giving those of us who aren't listening properly a rough shake back to our senses: it disturbs the equilibrium of your life, like a giant boulder in a stagnant lake, but once the undulations cease you can see everything a bit clearer. And, like the giant boulder which is a new, intrusive presence in the lake, your new insight won't go away - you can't ignore it, so your only choice is to act on it, no matter how scary it is to push forward.
What I garnered from A Woman's Worth is a new realisation that there really is as much strength in our delicate, gentle aspects as there is in our feisty and tempestuous aspects. And that, when all those parts are united, we are a force to be reckoned with! We need to believe in ourselves again, and in what we can achieve.
Perhaps you could say focusing on a leaf is the same as focusing your mind on a meditative mantra, or that following the winding, lofty boughs of a tree with your eyes is the same as contemplating a mandala.