Elevation and Awe is within all of us
It was going to be a great day. The families and friends of all the race participants would be there, cheering from the stands. And the event was a big one. In fact would you believe it - there were runners and jumpers and throwers who had competed in the Olympic Games that had just finished.
Their race was 100 meters and all the runners in this race were paraplegic. None had ever raced before such a big crowd. And so they trained and trained and trained.
The day arrived and the excitement was intense. The anticipation could be cut with a knife. They all lined up, the starting gun fired and they were off.
Then an amazing thing happened. One of racers tripped up and fell over. The others then slowed down and as one, stopped racing. Then they turned around, went back to the fallen competitor and picked him up.
And they held hands and together walked over the finishing line.
If this story moved you, then you are touching something within you that is more than practicalities and daily life. It it greater and perhaps even sacred.
Jonathan Haidt calls this emotion elevation or divinity, with or without God
Should this be part of your newly better coached life?
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