A Runner’s Thoughts: “Succeeding in running should be seen as an allegory for succeeding in every aspect of life. Set goals, plan out how to achieve them, then stick to the plan.” (Kim Griffin)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “That's the thing about running: Your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is.” (Kara Goucher) And so to when we walk or move through life another way and in the spiritual life our best days are when we realize just how much God loves us!
A Runner’s Thoughts: “For every runner who tours the world running marathons, there are thousands who run to hear the leaves and listen to the rain and look to the day when it is suddenly as easy as a bird in flight.” (George Sheehan) So to for all who walk or move through life another way and so too in the spiritual life…
A Runner's Thoughts: “Endurance comes to those who put in the time, the effort, and the heart.” (Kristin Armstrong) So to in the spiritual life…faith comes to those who put in the time, the effort and the heart when it come to a relationship with God. Happy Easter to all runners, walkers or those who move through life in another way rest, relax and enjoy family and friends and believe!
A Runner's Thoughts: As runners, walker or people who move through life another way in faith we always need to persevere. Perseverance requires faith that the path you have chosen is the right path. Wherever it takes us we will grow in the presence of God if we are willing to persevere.
A Runner's Thoughts: If we truly want to be a spiritual runner, walker or mover though life another way then we must remember that with every time we run, walk or move through life another way we embark on a path where we can expect surprises, missteps, little jumps and sometimes great leaps toward a personal understanding of God.
A Runner’s Thoughts: Run, walk or move through life another way in the presence of God. In order to do this, as you run, walk or move through life another way simply imagine God is with you constantly. It does not matter how you image God. Just take whatever image of God you have and allow that image to accompany you on your run, walk or movement through life another way.
A Runner’s Thoughts: If, in running, walking or moving through life another way we desire is to connect with God, to pray, then that is what we are doing. Keeping that desire at the forefront of our thoughts and remaining conscious of our intent is very important. Remember seek God and you will find God in every good thing!
A Runner’s Thoughts: Let us run, walk or move through life another way with a spirit of gratefulness. Before we begin our run, walk or movement through life another way let us declare our intentions to look upon all we encounter with the freshness of the unexpected. The let us run, walk or move through life another way with a sense of miraculous expectation and allow our feelings of gratitude for the extraordinary and the ordinary to flow through our beings. (Adapted from Running the Spiritual Path by Roger Joslin)
A Runner's Thoughts: As we run, walk or move through life another way during this Holy Week let us remember that each movement can help us embark on a pilgrimage of the ordinary which often leads us to the extraordinary and sacred!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!