This mysticism of track…

And in athletics, all this mysticism of track, and the rapture and ecstasy in sexual experiences – all these are mystical; all related to the loss of ego and its tenacity – yielding to a larger opening. That’s what mysticism is, and these are the foregrounds, the shallows of that depth.

-- Joseph Campbell
An Open Life: Joseph Campbell in Conversation with Michael Toms (Copyright © 1989 New Dimensions Foundation)(p. 105)
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