A Runner’s Thoughts: Our toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. We don't so much outrun, out walk, or out move through life another way our opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside our head. (Adapted from the words of Joe Henderson)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “A runner must run with dreams in his [or her] heart, not money in his [or her] pocket.” (Emil Zatopek) So to if you walk or move through life another way – it is all about the spiritual life…
A Runner’s Thoughts: Running, walking or moving through life another way can clear cobwebs from our minds and focus our thinking. Movement can give us time and space to sort out the things that are bothering us or challenging us. At time running, walking or moving through life another way allows us to detach and think of nothing at all. But perhaps most importantly running, walking or moving through life another way offers us an opportunity to connect with God through our senses. Running, walking or moving through life another way gifts us with an opportunity to taste, touch, smell, hear and see God in our life!
A Runner’s Thoughts: “The greatest danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” (Michelangelo)
A Runner’s Thoughts: Oprah Winfrey once said, “Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.” So, as we run or walk or move through life another way today let us put God into our movement through life.
A Runner’s Thoughts: Remember as you run, walk or move through life another way today that the difference between the possible and the impossible is our determination, is our faith and our friendship with God, because with God all things are possible.
A Runner’s Thoughts: Remember when running, walking or moving through life another way as a pilgrim, as a friend God, we do not just log miles, witnessing the run, walk or movement another way as it happens. Our run, walk or movement becomes an act of devotion, a spiritual renewing. Our pilgrim run, walk or movement is not mere sightseeing or getting from one point to another, it is the development of the capacity to see what is sacred, what is of God and to hear the Good Shepherd!
A Runner’s Thoughts: Run, walk or move through life another way today with a strong heart. If you run, walk or move through life another way in the midst of the ordinary, you will often find yourself touched by the extraordinary presence of God. Run, walk or move through life another way strong into the heart of God today!
A Runner’s Thoughts: “To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves—there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.” (Joan Didion)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back.” (An Old Irish Blessing)
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!