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THE SAILOR

Posted: May 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Summer is almost here. It is appropriate to read a poem I wrote in 1988 called The Sailor. It is at the beginning of my book, The Tollbooth.

THE SAILOR

It’s autumn, son, may we speak?

Certainly, father.

Your brother, you know, made much
money this summer
while you did nothing.

Nothing! What do you mean nothing?
Why this summer I sailed!
I sailed, father!

And my brother, you say,
made much money this summer…

Talk to him, my dear father,
and he’ll tell you,
with that money he made, he only
he only wishes he could sail.

But he can’t, father, you know.
The season’s past.

Winter is nearly upon us.

The summer is gone.

But I sailed, father!

I sailed!

John Feloni

TASTE ENLIGHTENMENT

Posted: May 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

How do you know you have arrived, transformed, touched enlightenment? When you don’t have the energy, concern or care about being right anymore. Try that on for size for just even 5 minutes…or just 5 seconds…taste it. Wow!

EXPLORE YOUR MIND

Posted: May 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

Every so often (perhaps yearly) we should explore the darkness and hidden cracks and crevices of our subconscious minds. A spring cleaning, if you will; an inventory of beliefs we carry around with us that are no longer (or have never been) useful…and some that are downright harmful. It’s a journey worth taking, for sure. There is a wealth of insight into who we are and our life’s purpose lurking in those deep, hidden realms of consciousness. One bit of advice though, friends: Be prepared for anything to turn up…be clean, clear and honest about what you see…see it for what it is, without judgment. Be diligent in making sure you don’t latch on to any emotions that will definitely be stirred up. Stay unattached from what you see and feel. Be an observer of what you see not a participant. There is rich knowledge and wisdom to be gained from this exploration. It could be scary too, no doubt. Good luck. And oh yeah, bring extra batteries for your flashlight!

BE AN ARTIST OF LOVE

Posted: April 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

Life is a dream. In itself it is nothing…until we make it something. Create a life of love. It’s ours to create. Be an artist of love. Create a masterpiece of art…your life! Today I will ponder this for my own life. Today I will work on my own masterpiece. I will live a life of love. I will create and live a masterpiece life.

TIME FOR LOVE

Posted: April 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

Love is all there is! Period! Time to do an assessment. Time to LOVE in every aspect of our lives. Honest introspection. Where are we lacking love. Find love in everything. Time to LOVE FULLY!

Last Fall I had a mole removed from my back that was malignant melanoma. I was lucky. It was found by accident. I went to see a dermatologist because my back was broken out. IT WAS BY ACCIDENT that they found this mole early! They got it all in time and I am now fine.

If I didn’t have spine surgery this January I would have run the Boston Marathon and raised money for the Mass General children’s oncology division.This was a tough year to be in the Marathon, as you all know. I was lucky there as well.

So, in two weeks I am riding the 200 mile Pan Am Challenge and raising money for fighting cancer at Dana Farber.   The Pan Am Challenge is leading a charge to beat cancer. In fact, last year 100% of rider-raised revenue went directly to support the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s tireless commitment to finding a cure.

Please support my effort with a donation…please, please, please.

Go to the Pan Am challenge site and make a donation:

http://www.pmc.org/profile/JF0271

or,make a check out to the “Jimmy Fund” and mail it to

John Feloni

P.O. Box 186

Boston, MA 02113

THANK YOU!!!!

Marathon 2013

Posted: May 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

I did not run the Boston Marathon this year. Wow! Thank God.

How often do we get a chance to reflect on life and be thankful? With the death of a loved one for sure. Right? Or any tragedy like the Boston Marathon bombings…or whatever else that is a close call? For sure,

But…

Shouldn’t we take every day to give thanks. To reflect on what we have. To be thankful for the wonderful people in our lives and our good fortune? Do we need tragedies to prompt us to show gratitude for our lives?

I vow to myself to be more attentive to the fact that I am living…that I exist…and everything that that means!

Tomorrow will make two weeks since I completed the Boston Marathon. I hesitate to use the word “run” because although I did run some, I also jogged, skipped (trying to release a cramp), walked, and just about crawled. Because of a nerve being pinched by a herniated disc my left leg was numb and I was in serious pain before I even began the race. And because of my back and leg issue, I actually did not even run ONE mile in training. Not even ONE! I only did weight training and some stationary bike work. Having completed 3 Boston Marathons before this one (1998, 2001, 2009), I knew that coming into the ten mile mark without distance training, my legs were going to burn like hell, so I burned them with weight training. It must have worked, because although I suffered greatly and cramped horribly (my legs totally seized up on mile 11), I ultimately made it.

The purpose of this blog post is to send a message: we can do whatever we set our minds to!. Grind through it! Plow through it! DO NOT accept defeat under any condition! Do what you set out to do, or die trying!

I have a lot of things to get done. I WILL GET THEM DONE!

You do too!

Dig deep, my friends. The reserves you have to get through the tough times will amaze you! Persevere and WIN!

I did it! I finished the Boston Marathon yesterday! It was brutal. The heat was was intense. I had not trained because of nerve issues with my spine that produced a numb left leg. But I made it. On will and spirit.. I did it to raise money for children’s cancer at the Mass General Hospital. Please help if you can. Thank you.

Read my story:

http://www.crowdrise.com/massgeneralmarathon/fundraiser/johnfeloni

I am running the Boston Marathon a week from Monday on the 16th. It will be the fourth Marathon for me as part of the Mass General Hospital Marathon Team. I am raising money for the children’s cancer oncology program. Please check out my story :

www.crowdrise.com/massgeneralmarathon/fundraiser/johnfeloni