A Runner's Thoughts: The more I talk to athletes, the more convinced I become that the method of training is relatively unimportant. There are many ways to the top, and the training method you choose is just the one that suits you best. No, the important thing is the attitude of the athlete, the desire to get to the top. (Herb Elliott) So to in the spiritual life! There are many ways to pray. There are many things that can help us connect with God but what is most important is our attitude, our desire, our faith and our willingness to let go and let God!
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” (Wilma Rudolph)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
A Runner’s Thoughts: “We’re wired as humans to dream of what might be and then figure out how to make that dream a reality.” (Meb Keflezighi) So as you run, walk or move through life another way today, dream and figure it out…
A Runner's Thoughts: “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.” (Jim Rohn) So remember a run, walk or movement through life another way can be a tremendous help to quieting the mind, so God can be present!
A Runner's Thoughts: “There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. Then a bit further, it transcends the mind. A bit further yet, and what you have before you, laid bare, is the soul.” (Kristin Armstrong) Think of every run, walk or movement through life another way as an opportunity to be born again. Let each run, walk or movement through life another way refresh your body and renew your spirit and bring you into God's Presence once again!
A Runner's Thoughts: As you run, walk or move through life another way today remember that running, walking or moving through life in another way is something that only you can do, no one can do it for you. So, make it part of your faith take God with you!
A Runner's Thoughts: I have two thoughts for you today – As you run, walk or move through life another way today take with you whatever image of God that is most important to you and allow that image to accompany you on your run, walk or movement through life another way. – And as you run, walk or move through life another way today look for goodness in everyone you encounter. Look for goodness in yourself!
A Runner's Thoughts: “Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.” (John Wooden) Make your run, walk or movement through life another way today a time of prayer, let go of the music, let go problems to be solved, let go of the decisions to be made and let God!
A Runner's Thoughts: “Training is principally an act of faith.” (Franz Stampfl) Judge the quality of your run, walk or movement through life another way by the steadfastness of your movement towards the presence of God. Run, walk or move through life another way strong because you are not alone!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!