I’ve been asked the same question quite a bit lately. And until now I really didn’t know the answer.
Now I do.
This morning I performed a ritual of divination to shed light on this repeated query. A ritual I had once religiously participated in daily. Sometimes twice and three times daily. But a ritual in which I no longer have faith. A ritual though which I still respect all the same.
In my past this ritual, or ceremony if you will, induced feelings of angst and trepidation. But today such feelings were strangely absent. Instead I approached the oracle more out of curiosity than obligation. I do not fear its wrath any more.
As I had been taught to do when I was still a child, I placed offerings at the base of its altar in the form of fabric and textile. And I readied myself for the oracle’s judgment. When the oracle finished with me I gathered up my offerings of fabric and textile and stepped away from its altar flushed with the oracle’s revelations.
My scale says that I have dropped 7 pounds in the last several months.
Not a huge amount. But on my small stature it is indeed noticeable. And it may make all the difference for the better this running season.
In my constant effort to be fitter and faster than before, I can’t wait to find out!