Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Road Runner Final Episode ...



This video cartoon clip was forwarded to me by my coach .
I immediately wondered , a little embarrassed but truthfully , what did this all mean.
Was there:
a ) some hidden meaning behind this important clip I was suppose to decipher like the little grasshopper in Kung Fu ( showing my age as well) before I could unlock the true wisdom of triathlon enlightenment.
From wikepedia:
Enlightenment broadly means wisdom or understanding enabling clarity of perception. However, the English word covers two concepts which can be quite distinct: religious or spiritual enlightenment and secular or intellectual enlightenment. This can cause confusion, since those who claim intellectual enlightenment often reject spiritual concepts altogether.

In religious use, enlightenment is most closely associated with South and East Asian religious experience, being used to translate words such as (in Buddhism) nirvana, bodhi or satori, or (in Hinduism) moksha. The concept also has parallels in the Abrahamic religions (in the Kabbalah tradition in Judaism, in Christian mysticism or Gnosticism, and in the Sufi fitra tradition of Islam).

In secular use, the concept refers mainly to the European intellectual movement known as the Age of Enlightenment, also called the Age of Reason referring to philosophical developments related to scientific rationality in the 17th and 18th centuries.

b) it was just a funny video clip.

Well I enjoyed the clip coach but I couldn't help focussing on what it meant in the wider or for me narrower context of my world of triathlon. There had to be a meaning in there somewhere , a lesson to be learnt .Maybe if you keep chasing something and when you finally get it all purpose in life is lost so don't ever catch what you are chasing...it should be the unobtainable. That made a whole lot of sense...NOT .

Have a mission and like the Wile E. Coyote ...devote all your energy towards it.Then when you have accomplished what you set out ...turn to God.

Didn't make any sense.
In the end I am just going to ask him on Monday morning at swim training.But I sense the answer was b .

Lighten up .Life doesn't revolve around your passion be it chasing road runners or triathlon mecca.

There I go again reading more into a cartoon then just enjoying a video cartoon from my coach .
Thanks Coach The video clip was lots funnier than the program.